The 1975 have announced the follow-up to 2016’s I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. Singer Matt Healy revealed the less wordy name of their forthcoming album, Music for Cars, during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday.
The singer also revealed a few more details about the third LP in the band’s planned trilogy. Amid talking about the band’s career trajectory – from getting a record deal to making art personal – and discussing artists who make subversive pop music, Healy dropped the news about their upcoming record.
“The next record’s called Music for Cars,” Healy told Lowe. “That’s the title and it references our second EP or our third EP.”
Healy also discussed the “eras” of the last two albums and said that their next record marks “an end of an era,” though that doesn’t necessarily signify a finale for the band.
“Music for Cars has always been called that, and we were always gonna do a trilogy of records,” he said. “And I’m not saying that after this album it’s the end of the 1975, but it’s definitely the end of an era.”
As for if there are solo record plans in Healy’s near future, the singer recently told Rolling Stone that it wasn’t in the cards. “No – I mean, it’s not like the guys are getting in my way,” he said. “I think things like that happen when people want another creative outlet. I’ll just make a different-sounding 1975 record.”
Though Healy did not reveal an exact release date during his Beats 1 interview, he said Music for Cars would come out in 2018.