- 26 Aug 21
Matty Healy took to Instagram to suggest new music is in the works.
The 1975’s Matty Healy took to Instagram to announce “another ‘classic’ record” is in the works.
The singer posted a picture of himself with the caption “Making another ‘classic’ record SMH.” Details remain scarce and it is unclear if it is a 1975 record he is working on or their side project, Drive Like I Do.
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In February, new music appeared to be on the horizon from DLID - which was described as a “separate entity” to The 1975. Nothing has yet materialised from the project. In January, The 1975 cancelled all of their gigs in 2021 and affirmed that they would be producing a new album.
The 1975’s last album Notes On A Conditional Form dropped in 2020 and followed up their 2018 release A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Healy dropped his collaboration with Charli XCX and No Rome ‘Spinning’ in March.
In his review of NOACF, Hot Press' Paul Nolan said, "Even as a band of whom big things were expected, it’s fair to say The 1975 have outstripped the expectations of even their most ardent supporters. Indeed, Matty Healy and the boys have pulled off the trifecta only attained by the most elite of artists: critical acclaim, commercial success and – back in the halcyon days of large-scale events – arena-headlining status."
The songwriter and record producer recently accused the UK government of neglecting the arts. Healy appeared on the Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) radio show where he spoke to James O’Brien.
“I think that one of the things I’m very aware of is that young people, especially the young people I’m witness to, are very mobilised by art. Much more so than by politics,” he told the host.
“Whether that’s a threat to the government and the way they see things, or whether they don’t understand the potency of that because of their experience of art, I just know how people are feeling.
“I’m an artist and over the years I’ve had countless people send me letters and messages to say your music has helped me through this or that. No more so have I had that during the pandemic and I think we can all agree is that one of, if not the main thing that has kept people sane, is entertainment,” he added.
In Ireland, it remains unclear if Electric Picnic will go ahead, as a pilot event or otherwise. Attempts are underway to make the festival go ahead as fans, artists and industry workers call for the return of live music.