Matty Healy has explained why The 1975‘s new album isn’t called ‘Music For Cars’ anymore and said he’s “not going to stop” the band.
The frontman had previously confirmed that the band’s third studio album would share its name with their third EP, which was released in 2013. He had also suggested the band might end after their third record.
However, the group have now announced the record and revealed it has a new name – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Healy explained the change, saying: “There is no album called ‘Music For Cars’. The reason I changed my mind is that I realised every writer wants a great ending, right? That’s what you want as part of your repertoire.
“I think I had the drive to do that so much throughout ‘I Like It When You Sleep’,” he continued. “It was driving me. And then when I started making this record I realised I was just being naive. I was lying to myself. I’m not going to stop The 1975 next year – no way. I don’t want to do that.”
Adding that he’s “never ashamed of changing [his] mind in public”, Healy explained ‘Music For Cars’ is now “the era”, rather than a record title. “It’s the umbrella for whatever music comes out in this timeframe,” he said. “We’re actually doing two albums. We’re doing ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and then I think in May next year we’re dropping ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is a different album.”
The 1975 last released a studio album in 2016 with their second LP ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It‘. They shared the first track from ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ earlier today (May 31) in the form of ‘Give Yourself A Try’.