The 1975 delete their social media accounts - is new music coming soon?

Virgin Radio

15 Feb 2022, 14:43

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All traces of The 1975 have been wiped from the internet, which some fans believe is them announcing their new music is coming sooner rather than later.

Fans noticed from Monday (14th February), their Instagram and Twitter had been deactivated. 

The official website for the band was just a blank page, but now contains a Japanese-inspired poster. It could be a link to the big announcement that they will be making their live comeback by headlining Japan’s Summer Sonic 2022 in August, as reported by NME.

It’s not the first time Matty Healy and the gang have deleted their internet presence before a big release. 

They did the same for their second record, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, 2018 album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and 2019’s Notes On A Conditional Form. 

Another major hint that music is coming from The 1975 came from their manager Jamie Oborne, who tweeted on Sunday (13th February): “I wish I could play you guys the new record. It’s so beautiful.”

Only last month, frontman Matty seemingly shared a glimpse behind the scenes of the new record coming to life. 

The black-and-white footage showed Matty strumming on his guitar while the band took to their instruments with recording equipment surrounding them.

The post’s caption read: “Part 5, day 1”, a nod to the band’s upcoming fifth album. 

Fans will certainly have the Summer Sonic Japan 2022 performance to look forward to, and it will be the band’s first live performance since Dublin in March 2020.

They’ll join Post Malone as headliners of the packed-out festival, along with the likes of The Libertines, The Offspring and Primal Scream.