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The 1975 announce album delay

By | Published on Wednesday 15 January 2020

The 1975

It already feels like the build up to The 1975’s new album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ has been in motion for about seventeen years. But we’re so close to the release date now. So close. Well, not quite as close as you might have thought, because it’s just been pushed back from February to April.

Speaking in an Instagram Live video, frontman Matt Healy told fans that he was “sorry to fuck [them] about”, but the band had missed their deadline to complete the album, resulting in the delay.

“It takes like three months or something to physically make a record on vinyl so it comes out on the 24th of April, I think”, he continued. “Sorry if that’s annoying or whatever, [but] for the sake of a couple of months, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t really make any difference”.

The announcement came shortly after the band’s manager Jamie Oborne told the NME that the record was not yet complete. He explained: “We’re just in the final stages of it at the moment. I lose track of time a little bit. It’s really consumed our lives … They just keep pushing the boundaries in all directions. The pop bits are poppier, the heavy bits are heavier, the soundscapes are more soaring”.

“Ask me [more] in a couple of weeks when it’s all formatted, in the correct order and everything’s done”, he continued. “At the moment it’s like everything. It’s everything you expect and loads of things that you don’t. It’s crazy, man. It’s their best record. I say that with surprise because they just keep getting better. It’s a beautiful thing”.

A new track, titled ‘Me & You Together Song’, will be out later this week.