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Are The 1975 returning to their roots as emo lords Drive Like I Do?

'Sit Down and Smile' - or run around and panic, your choice.
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Published: 7:59 pm, March 02, 2020Words: Ali Shutler.
Are The 1975 returning to their roots as emo lords Drive Like I Do?

Way back when, before The 1975 were The 1975, they were a noisy little band called Drive Like I Do.

And while Matty, George, Adam and Ross were all in DLID, they've made it clear that the two bands are different. 

There have been rumours about a Drive Like I Do album for a while now, mainly caused by Matty confirming that the band "will release their debut album during spring time in the coming few years" in a now-deleted Tweet from 2017.

Obviously a lot has changed for the band since, 'Music For Cars' became two albums, not one but there's been some recent activity on the DLID website.

The logo for the band appears on the screen, alongside The 1975's famous box signifier. This, alongside the band selling Drive Like I Do merch on their current UK headline run points to movement from the group.

Now, we don't know for certain that this website is official but it does link to all the legal-label stuff at the bottom, which is a good sign.

So, just what is 'Sit Down And Smile'? It's in the source code of the website, and also a lyric from Drive Like I Do emo-banger 'Shootout At The University Fair'. You can check that out below while we wait for 'more'.

UPDATE: Has George cleared his Insta? Is this related? What is going on? Yes - we're professionals! Honestly!

UPDATE 2: Well, Dear Reader. The drivelikeido.com website has changed. And now it looks - um - significantly less legit. The logo has changed to the words "kind of yeah" in comic sans, the official legal text has gone, and the contact link flicks around the page when you try to click it.

However, because we're the most ridiculous magazine in all of music, we've found a way to keep believing this may NOT be a hoax. If you google the name 'Drive Like I Do' and the words "kind of yeah" you'll find that the Wikipedia page for 'Notes on a Conditional Form' references a Reddit AMA from last year, where Matty Healy answered the question of "if the album would be an emo record" with the reply..... "kind of yeah".

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