Hello, Dear Reader. It's your good mates Dork here to inform you that Matthew Healy from The 1975 has been Matthew Healy from The 1975-ing again in the best possible way, confirming a release date for the first single from their next album 'Notes On A Conditional Form' that he just made up on the spot.
Talking to Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1, he was asked about if the band was doing anything for the 1st June.
"Listen. OK then," Matty said, pausing for dramatic effect. "The first single comes out midnight, May 31st."
"I just made it up, but I'm 100% doing it."
When asked if he knows what song it is, Matty says he doesn't, but it's "between three", following up by saying "part of me just wants to drop the record, but part of me doesn't."
Speaking about the band's current plans earlier in the interview, he revealed: "I'm going back to the studio. We had to take a couple of days out because of the BRITs and stuff and stuff. I'll be back in there tonight. I think the guys are making their way up now."
Explaining they're back in the same studio they recorded 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', he describes 'Notes...' as "a nice record", with four or five tracks done. Listing them, he mentions 'The Birthday Party', which he comments "a couple of people are saying it's my best song". It's "very conversational" about "me at a series of birthday parties" which is "a nice piece of storytelling".
"The rest is quite up in the air," he states, saying it "doesn't sound or feel like 'A Brief Inquiry...' nor does it sound or feel like anything else."
"There's quite a lot of acoustic guitar on the record, because that's what I've got with me all the time," he goes on to say, describing the songs as "captured moments".
"I think it's more, maybe, a reversion to being more inward as opposed to 'A Brief Inquiry...' which was slightly more outward. Even though I wasn't expressing many opinions, I was speaking quite outwardly about bigger things. There's a lot about mental health on this record, not that I've sat down and done that."
Adding that he's definitely "releasing an album before Reading", it looks like we have a date for when The 1975 hype machine will kick in again. We'll see you in May for #posterwatch2019, then?