The 1975 share new single 'Give Yourself a Try', drop cryptic hint at music video on YouTube
The cryptic link to the live video on YouTube simply shows a countdown timer set to some ambient music, which could very well signal a new music video.
The 1975 have just released 'Give Yourself a Try,' the first single from their upcoming album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', which was formerly known as 'Music For Cars'. The band premiered the song on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today, reports NME.
With a heavily stripped back sound that doubles down on the roots that were exposed on their 2017 pop-redefining record 'I Like It When You Sleep, Because You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware,' the new single might not be a game-changer like 'Love Me', but is a steadfast marker of where the band is currently positioned- sonically as well as thematically.
The track also sounds like it's heavily influenced by early New Order and has a shrill, ripping guitar riff that sounds like it's straight outta The Strokes' 'Room On Fire'. Listen to the track below.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, frontman Matt Healy explained why The 1975‘s new album isn’t called ‘Music For Cars’ anymore. Healy had previously confirmed that the band’s third studio album would share its name with their third EP, which was released in 2013.
Healy explained the change, saying: “There is no album called ‘Music For Cars’. The reason I changed my mind is that I realised every writer wants a great ending, right? That’s what you want as part of your repertoire."
Healy also addressed rumors of the band splitting up after their upcoming third LP and said that he’s “not going to stop” the band. “I think I had the drive to do that so much throughout ‘I Like It When You Sleep’,” he said.
“It was driving me. And then when I started making this record I realised I was just being naive. I was lying to myself. I’m not going to stop The 1975 next year – no way. I don’t want to do that.”
Adding that he’s “never ashamed of changing [his] mind in public”, Healy explained ‘Music For Cars’ is now “the era”, rather than a record title.
“It’s the umbrella for whatever music comes out in this timeframe,” he explained.
Longtime fans of the band will know the importance of the date June 1 for The 1975. The story goes that Matt healy found the phrase "June 1 - The 1975" scrawled on the back of a copy of Jack Kerouac's On The Road. The scribble is what gave the band its interesting name and through much of last year, there were rumors of their third studio album dropping on June 1, 2018.
Alas, that does not seem to be the case. The album is not dropping tomorrow and is actually scheduled for a fall release, with the exact date is yet to be confirmed.
But there is a happy trade-off for fans here. The band has confirmed the release of not one, but two albums, doubling down on their claims of refusing to split up. “We’re actually doing two albums," Healy confirmed to Zane Lowe. "We’re doing ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and then I think in May next year we’re dropping ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is a different album.”
Meanwhile, there's something interesting happening on The 1975's official YouTube channel.
On their homepage is a live video titled 'Give Yourself A Try'. On clicking, it reveals a black screen with a countdown timer (set currently at about 1 hour, 30 minutes, as of writing this piece) set to some ambient music that sounds like the tune of the lullaby 'Go To Sleep'. Fans seem to speculate that it could be a timer set to launch a music video but at this moment, your guess is as good as ours.