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That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'

And now it looks to be spitting out song titles.
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Published: 2:48 pm, March 04, 2020Words: Stephen Ackroyd. Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett.
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'

Dearest of Readers. A possibly The 1975 adjacent game is afoot!

This game may not be official. It may be made up by some little Jonny or Jane in their parent's basement, giggling away as they fool the 75iverse, but regardless - A GAME! AFOOT!

You may recall earlier this week, when a website pertaining to represent Drive Like I Do - the emo lord pre-The 1975 incarnation of The 1975 - appeared online.

Initially featuring a logo, a flickering box, a contact link and some legal guff, it looked reasonably legit. Until it didn't, and changed into some comic sans-y text, a dodging contact button and some bizarre gubbins. But that text - it read "kind of yeah". Searching for that and "Drive Like I Do" online brought up a wikipedia page, featuring a quote from Matty Healy about how emo The 1975's forthcoming album 'Notes On A Conditional Form' may be. Tenuous, sure, but enough for your friendly neighbourhood buzzriders to keep skin in the game.

Now, it's changed again. The website now seems to be spitting out song titles - many of which are Drive Like I Do songs. Yep, 'Lost Boys' is there. Yep, 'The Go' too. Interestingly, no mention of 'Shootout At The University Fair', which is referenced in the source code of the website with the title 'Sit Down and Smile'.

What that all actually means - not a clue. Is it official? Shrug emoji goes here. It's exciting though, and that's enough for us.

Currently, the 'song titles' being shown include:

Au Début
A Place I Can't Imagine
Us
Answers on a Postcard
Our Story on Cassette
Lost Boys
Resonate
Wolves
Mislead
If croissants are bourgeoise, I don't want to be proletariat
One Wish
The Go
Moon
Ghosts
F

That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'

UPDATE: If this reply to a post on a The 1975 fan instagram account from frontman Matty Healy is to be believed, this is very much all a 'nope'. Thinking emoji here.

That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'

UPDATE THE SECOND: Matty's on again, he says no but with more words.

That website for pre-The 1975 band Drive Like I Do has been updated, 'FYI'
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the drive like I do tracklist (?) from the new website (drivelikeido.com) cc: @trumandarker Update: it's not affiliated / created by the band

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The 1975 and Phoebe Bridgers have teamed up for the really very lovely 'Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America'
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The 1975 and Phoebe Bridgers have teamed up for the really very lovely 'Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America'

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