July 7, 1975 named as ‘significant date’ ahead of new album E! News UK
The 1975s designated July 7 as a “significant date for the band” ahead of the release of their fifth studio album.
Matt Healy and co posted two new photos, taken by collaborator Samuel Bradley, and teased fans about the follow-up to 2020’s “Notes on a Conditional Form.”
The photos are captioned on social media: “Your new album. Your new era. Your old friends. The 1975.”
The latest teasers come after The 1975 took down their social media profiles and website in preparation for their new era.
The band are set to make their live comeback at Japan’s Summer Sonic festival in August.
The group ‘Chocolate’ will headline the festival in Tokyo and Osaka on August 20 and 21, after a two-year break on the road.
Summer Sonic – which takes place at Tokyo’s Zozomarine Stadium and Osaka’s Maishima Sonic Park – will also see performances from Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Yungblud and Maneskin.
Meanwhile frontman Matt, 33, previously revealed that being forced to take a break from touring amid the Covid-19 pandemic had been good for the band.
He wrote in a letter to fans: “Hello to all my dear fans of The 1975!! Hope you are all well considering how difficult things are this year. It’s Matty here. I dreamed playing shows today – and while we definitely needed a break, I can’t tell you how much we miss spending those evenings with you.
“I think it’s fair to say that we lost maybe a little more than we could chew when it came to making two full albums in a row. I don’t think the records suffered – I think it gave them a weird energy and the last two records happen to be my favorite – but it definitely cost us as individuals. It was wicked, beautiful! Like being beaten by a magical unicorn !
“We were either on tour or in the studio for almost 8 years straight or some s*** – and I think that jolt that we ALL felt (around the world) in March when COVID-19 had an impact on all of our lives provided us with a moment to reflect on things (sic).