Still touring relentlessly off the back of their critically acclaimed sophomore full-length, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ Manchester’s own The 1975 have reportedly already put some work words album number three, which the band have said will be titled ‘Music For Cars’, recycling the title from their 2013 EP of the same name.
Frontman Matt Healey confirmed the title for the forthcoming album in a recently published interview with Q Magazine (here), along with confirming an expected 2018 release for the record. He also tweeted the title and expected year of release.
Music For Cars – 2018
— matty (@Truman_Black) February 24, 2017
In the same interview, Healey also expanded on his expectations for how the album will sound and be taken, “If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do.” He later continued, “I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”
Healey also confirmed with Q that two tracks for the album have already been penned, that sound “as good as anything on the previous album” along with “lots of ambient and classical tracks.”
There’s also recently been word in an interview with NME (here) that Healey and chart-topping grime artist Skepta plan to collaborate, potentially on the third album, in the future, “We tried working with each other recently but it just didn’t work out. Just for loads of reasons – but we’re going to do something in the future.” He later expanded to say, “We’re going to do a tune together. We want to do like a ‘West End Girls’ Pet Shop Boys [kind of thing]. Maybe start a band, just me and Skepta do a band. Well, we’re talking about it, so let’s see what happens.”
A few months back, drummer George Daniel posted a short video via his Instagram account with the caption “2018”, which shows frontman Matt Healey performing what is expected to be new material on a keyboard (here).
More news surrounding new material from the group will be confirmed as and when it develops.
The band’s latest record, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’, is available now via Dirty Hit/Polydor Records.