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The 1975 just sent us a letter confirming their new track, 'Love It If We Made It'

The postie just showed up to Dork HQ with what looks like confirmation of the next track from 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', and it'll be with us next week.
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Published: 12:16 pm, July 11, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd.
The 1975 just sent us a letter confirming their new track, 'Love It If We Made It'

The 1975 look like they’re dropping a brand new track next week - or at least they are if the bit of paper that just showed up at Dork HQ is correct.

Our friendly postie just dropped off an envelope containing a single bit of paper, proving our favourite pop powerhouses are at it again.

“On 19th July,” it reads, “the 1975 release ‘Love It If We Made It’”.

‘Love It If We Made It’ is the second track from the 1975’s forthcoming third album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’," it continues.

The document goes on to list what we assume are lyrics, some of which featured in the band’s recent care package sent out to fans. It also references Lil Peep, Kanye and Jesus. You can check out an image below.

So, either one of you is messing with us - or we're now the official postal mouthpiece for the 1975. You bet we're putting that on our CV.

The 1975 just sent us a letter confirming their new track, 'Love It If We Made It'

The text of the note reads: "Fucking in a car - shooting heroin - saying controversial things just for the hell of it - selling melanin and then - suffocate the black men - start with misdemeanours and we’ll make a business out of them - and we can find out the information access all the applications that are hardening positions based on miscommunication - oh! fuck your feelings! truth is only hear say! we’re just left to decay! modernity has failed us - but I’d love it if we made it - yes, I’d love it if we made it - poison me daddy - I got the jones right through my bones - write it on a piece of stone - a beach of drowning 3 year olds - rest in peace Lil Peep - the poetry is on the streets - Jesus save us! - modernity has failed us - and I’d love it if we made it - tell me something I didn’t know - consultation degradation fossil fuelling masturbation immigration liberal kitsch kneeling on a pitch - “I moved on her like a bitch!!” - excited to be indicted - unrequited house with seven pools - thank you Kanye, very cool! - war has been incited and guess what you’re all invited - and you’re famous - modernity has failed us - and I’d love it if we made it."

The band have two new albums coming - the first, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is due later this year (possibly October); the second, ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ is next spring (possibly April).

As for live ‘stuff’, Matty recently popped a photo on Instagram that looks very much like the beginnings of a setlist, and manager Jamie Oborne suggested once upon a time that a new tour would be being announced “around August”.

UPDATE. The 1975 have confirmed 'Love It If We Made It'. So there we go. Sound the buzz klaxons, for the next week we're on another the 1975 hype train.

1:00 pm

July 11, 2018

Okay, we've probably 'done' this one now, Dear Readers. We're standing down the Pop Emergency Broadcast System. We've got a week to get through before we hear 'Love It If We Made It' - more than enough time to run through lyrics of fake news, Lil Peep and some orange pillock that's due in the UK later this week.

More 'soon', no doubt.

Yours in buzz and hype, Dork HQ.

12:51 pm

July 11, 2018

What's that about Twenty One Pilots? FFS 'the bands'. Do you not like, keep a schedule? This is the Bastille / The 1975 great buzz bonanza of May 2018 all over again.

12:46 pm

July 11, 2018

Seriously. The Guardian have never, ever live blogged a letter they got in the post, have they? We're the new kings and queens of extra desperation.

12:45 pm

July 11, 2018

Dirty Hit have retweeted our tweet about the letter so it's definitely real. Though, y'know. Read it. It's obviously real. Nothing has ever been more The 1975.

The poetry is in the streets, etc etc.

12:43 pm

July 11, 2018

In response to the below tweet.

  1. The letter arrived at about 12:01pm. We know, because we'd just started making our lunch - and everyone knows you have to start making lunch as soon as it turns midday. We had soup. It's nice.
  2. It arrived by standard postman. We do not know our postman's name, but he's reasonably tall. The team member who answered the door described him as "generic" and "in a rush". He isn't our usual postperson - that's a nice lady who always seems happy. However, we're confident he wasn't an imposter, as he also delivered a bank statement. 
  3. We do not know if we're the only ones, but we are special, and we presume Dirty Hit know we're the most extra magazine in the UK, so would definitely post this kind of shit. We had no warning though. It could have gone to everyone. We might just be the most desperate.
  4. We're almost certainly the most desperate.
  5. We cannot do a live stream as we are still eating our soup.

12:36 pm

July 11, 2018

Twitter has 'gone off' after we posted the note, so that's nice. Here's some of your tweets - so at least we know what it reads like when people run around a room screaming and waving their arms now.

12:32 pm

July 11, 2018

Obviously 19th July is a Thursday - i.e. the day before New Music Friday. That's the same day of the week 'Give Yourself A Try' landed, with a debut on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show as Hottest Record. There's a chance they could repeat that trick, or maybe go for Zane Lowe's World Record on Beats 1. We'd imagine - without any inside knowledge - one or the other would be the first chance we have to hear 'Love It If We Made It'.

12:29 pm

July 11, 2018

Here's that original 'modernity has failed us' poster, which we first saw months back, 'FYI'.

The 1975 just sent us a letter confirming their new track, 'Love It If We Made It'

12:26 pm

July 11, 2018

We've got the repeated phrase 'modernity has failed us' in what we assume are the lyrics - one that goes back to some of the original 'A Brief Inquiry...' posters. So that's a thing.

Also - "poison me Daddy". Expect every tweet you make for the next 18 months to get that as the first reply, Healy.

12:23 pm

July 11, 2018

Catalogue number aficionados will note this latest communication comes with the reference DH00334. We've lost track of where we are with 'this kind of thing', so feel free to work it out and tell us on Twitter or something.

12:21 pm

July 11, 2018

HELLO DEAR READER. So, yes, the postman did just drop off an envelope containing the piece of paper shown above. This isn't a drill. It certainly looks real, doesn't it?

We'll be honest, we've turned on this live blog out of raw panic. Let's hope we can find some stuff to say, eh?

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The 1975's new track 'Love It If We Made It' is here - listen now!
Poison me Daddy

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