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The wait is almost over. The follow-up (or should we say, follow-ups, plural) to English pop-rock band The 1975’s i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2016) comes out later this month.
A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is the third studio album by The 1975, scheduled to be released on Nov. 30 by Dirty Hit and Polydor Records. It was produced by band members Matthew Healy and George Daniel. Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald are also back, on the guitar and keyboards, and the bass guitar, respectively. The album is available for preorder here.
Sadly, no, we are not. A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is The 1975’s first album to be produced without their regular collaborator Crossey. Known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Jake Bugg, Two Door Cinema Club, The Black Keys and Twenty One Pilots, Crossey might have been a bit too busy.
At the end of April 2018, mysterious, minimalistic black posters that featured the band’s name and the phrase “Music for Cars” popped up around London and Manchester. Alongside the posters, billboards pervaded the U.K., which were pasted over existing advertisements.
But then, in a Beats 1 interview, Healy explained that “Music for Cars” was an “era,” not a single album, that would span 2018 and 2019. (Because, yes, sometimes bands have self-titled “eras,” apparently.) Although first reported to be the title of the band’s 2018 record, Healy clarified that “Music for Cars” contains both A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and a follow-up album, Notes on a Conditional Form, which comes out in May of next year.
Note: The “Music for Cars” era is not to be confused The 1975’s third EP of the same name, which was released in 2013 and featured the standout single “Chocolate.”
Good news! You don’t have to kill any more time to hear some of The 1975’s new music. The band have released five singles from the album: “Give Yourself a Try,” “Love It If We Made It,” “TooTimeTooTimeTooTime,” “Sincerity Is Scary” and “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not with You).”
Without any further ado:
01. The 1975
02. Give Yourself a Try
04. How to Draw / Petrichor
05. Love It If We Made It
06. Be My Mistake
07. Sincerity Is Scary
08. I Like America & America Likes Me
09. The Man Who Married a Robot / Love Theme
10. Inside Your Mind
11. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
12. Surrounded by Heads and Bodies
14. I Couldn’t Be More in Love
15. I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)
You got it.
You’ll find them down below, beneath a 2013 The 1975 performance from the Paste archives—tickets are available now. Stay tuned for more on the band’s new album.
20 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Auditorio Telmex
15 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
16 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint
25 – Seattle, Wash. @ WaMu Theater
26 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
27 – Portland, Ore. @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
29 – Orem, Utah @ UCCU Center
30 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
02 – Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
03 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
04 – Sugar Land, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre
07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
08 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
11 – Detroit, Mich. @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
12 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
14 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live! Outdoor
15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Ampitheater
18 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Bank Ampitheatre at Chastain Park
19 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre
21 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
02 – Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
03 – Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage