It would appear as though the wait is almost over as The 1975 appear focused on releasing new music this week.
For a while, fans have been speculating that the band might be preparing themselves to make a come-back with new music, following having deleted months’ of posts from social media.
On April 21st, a fan of the band tweeted an image of a lightning bolt rushing across a pink sunset sky that reproduced the neon artwork of the band for the second 2016 album, ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’.
The band's manager, and the label's founder, Jamie Oborne, was tagged in the tweet, which said: ‘Evening, the iliwys era is still here’, and this morning he replied saying: ‘Yes for a few more days…’.
Matt Healy, the frontman, has maintained that their third album is set to drop in June, with Jamie Oborne, their manager Jamie Oborne, saying to followers in the month prior that new music is to be expected “really soon”.
For much of the last year, the band have spent a lot of their time working on ‘Music For Cars’, their hotly-anticipated third album.
Healy said to NME previously that "‘Music For Cars’ was an EP named for our love for Brian Eno. We’re using it as the album title now because of how meta and self-referential everything has become in the world of The 1975, and ‘Music For Cars’ was always my favourite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way."
Recently, Healy revealed that the new songs he’s written for the album are ‘as good as anything on the previous album’ as well as ‘lots of ambient and classical tracks’.
He said, “If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do. I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”
Recently, he said to fans that they should expect tour news in the summer. Also revealed by Oborne was that the band’s initial shows for their third record would be held in the UK. He stated that they'd be ‘the biggest live spectacle in the world’.
Keep your eyes peeled.