The 1975: Music For Cars

There's no doubt about it - I'm a fan of The 1975. To say that their new music was highly anticipated is an understatement; I couldn't wait for the day that they would release something - anything. On the 1st June we were blessed with their new single, Give Yourself A Try, along with a supporting music video.


The band last released a studio album back in 2016 called I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet Unaware Of It - which features my all-time favourite song, If I Believe You. Yesterday they announced their third studio album by sharing their latest single, Give Yourself A Try, which I'm pretty sure has been on repeat in my household for the past 24 hours.

Give Yourself A Try (Official Music Video)

I tuned in a bit late to their appearance on BBC Radio 1 where they spoke all about their new music and what they've been up to but I did catch that they will be releasing two albums in the next year. Their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, will be released sometime in October this year. Their fourth, Notes On A Conditional Form, is still being written and will be released around May time next year.

We can also look forward to a tour in January 2019 - just in time for my 18th birthday! I'll be trying my best to get my hands on tickets for that show, it's one you'll not want to miss.

What has been confusing is the constant referral that the band have been making to Music For Cars, which fans have been adamant for a while would be the name of their album. Matt explained that Music For Cars was more the name of the new era.

Give Yourself A Try is certainly the mark of a new era for The 1975. They've taken some time out from the music industry and come back bigger and better than ever. The track has an identifiable guitar riff throughout which is supported by the deep lyrics that lead singer, Matt Healy, sings. The lyrics are signifiant to the development that Healy has gone through, they say "And what would you say to your younger self?/ Growing a beard's quite hard/ And whiskey never starts to taste nice/ And you'll make a lot of money, and it's funny/ 'Cause you'll move somewhere sunny and get addicted to drugs/ And spend an obscene amounts on fucking seeds and beans online'. As you can tell, the lyrics mean quite a bit to the band.

I'm looking forward to their future releases in the coming year - you should be too. I have a feeling this is their time to make a statement.

Until next time...


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