The 1975 are no strangers to cryptically teasing their forthcoming projects, and as of Wednesday, the entire band has deleted all of their social media accounts.
The social media blackout comes just after the band and their record label, Dirty Hit, posted a mysterious flyer with the words “Wake Up!” repeated on it. Alongside the words, the poster alludes to The 1975’s forthcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form from their Music For Cars era, as well as what appears to be the phrase “Notes on a Conditional Form” written in various languages lining the poster.
The art style of the poster exemplifies the same style seen in The 1975’s merch and promotion for their third studio album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The band are currently supporting their third album with a massive tour, and recently the band stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “I Like America & America Likes Me,” off of A Brief Inquiry. The performance was everything you’d expect from a 1975 set, and played out more like a performance art piece than your typical late-night performance.
Frontman Matty Healy has teased that music from Notes on a Conditional Form would be out as soon as August on his now-nonexistent Instagram story; however, the band is still set to tour for A Brief Inquiry well into November and even December. At the moment, the band’s last scheduled tour date for the album is in Broomfield, Colo., on Dec. 1.
The 1975 previously released hidden zip files and mysterious games to promote A Brief Inquiry single “Give Yourself A Try,” so it seems like their media blackout is the first cryptic bit of promotion for Notes on a Conditional Form.
Watch The 1975’s performance of “I Like America & America Likes Me” on The Late Late Show with James Corden below. You can also revisit a 2013 performance of The 1975’s “Chocolate” from the Paste archives further down.