What’s Next for The 1975?

With a new album lined up for 2018, what will The 1975 do next?

From 2013’s colourless and self-titled ‘The 1975’ to 2016’s pastel pink and considerably lengthier ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’, expression is clearly not a problem for the four-man indie rock band.

I can’t be the only one who misses their previous theme. The black and white, emerging sounds that helped the band break into the mainstream will always carry a special sort of nostalgia.

Image credit: Begoña, CC BY-SA 2.0

That being said, when they embraced vivid hues of pink and purple, it was more than welcome and Matty Healy in particular looks more comfortable than ever – in fact, I wonder how the band stayed empty of colour for so long.

The music released in ‘ILIWYSFYASBYSUOI’ was a breath of fresh air that still kept their unique sound, so it looks like they’re more than capable of adapting to different styles.

So, now? Well, we wait and see. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Matty said that the 2018 album will be called ‘Music For Cars’ and will be the “end of an era”, so it looks like the future may be uncertain at the moment.

This isn’t the first time they’ve released something called ‘Music For Cars’ – they did the same in 2013, before the release of their debut album, but that was an EP.

If this is going to be their last album, it needs to hold up against its predecessors, or the band may lose the legacy they’ve built.

In any case, it’ll be interesting to see what colour their rectangle becomes third time around.

Header image credit: Drew de F Fawkes, CC BY 2.0


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