Matty Healy has revealed that The 1975 have more songs written beyond their upcoming ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ LP, quelling suggestions that the band might could be going on a full hiatus for five years.
After one fan mentioned the potential break, Healy retweeted the comment replying, “Nah we already have new music for after [‘Notes On A Conditional Form’]” while adding that they may slow down on touring for a while. See the full post below.
Nah we already have new music for after notes but we’re just not gonna tour brutally for a few years and just make music maybe put it out etc https://t.co/ZL3Ckaeo9E
— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) February 16, 2020
The 1975 opened their UK tour in Nottingham last night (February 15), where they debuted two new songs – watch footage of the show below.
Matty Healy and co gave live debuts to ‘Guys’ and ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ from ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is set to drop on April 24.
‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ appears to be a song previously referred to as ‘The Birthday Party’, which Healy previously described as being about the “interesting social minutiae of house parties.”
— The 1975 Online (@the1975online) February 15, 2020
‘Guys’, meanwhile, is a slower, acoustic-led cut that was performed in front of archival footage from the quartet’s youth and across their career.
Elsewhere, the band played recent track ‘Me & You Together Song’, which NME called “devastatingly sincere” and “saw the band return to their roots,” alongside a host of cuts from across their three full-length albums.
The announcement was made shortly before the band played a ceremony-closing set, with Katherine Ryan saying during their introduction: “No artist has come to define the last 10 years more than these guys. They describe themselves as ‘millennials damaged by the internet’, a sentiment shared by their millions of switched-on fans. But it’s nothing a few killer pop tunes can’t fix.”