The band have been teasing fans with picture clues posted on their website and a transcript of a conversation between a robot and a human.
Now frontman Matt Healy has posted a video to Twitter, titled ‘Troika – Squaring the circle’. In the video, an art sculpture turns from a square to a circle depending on where you’re viewing it from. You can see the tweet below.
This could mean that the band may ditch their iconic square iconography – seen on their last album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’ – for a circle.
Speaking to NME, Healy said of the new album: “Our first three albums are the story of a person; it’s always kind of been my story. It spanned adolescence to maturity, success and trying to mediate the two, and the third one is where we are now.
“I haven’t really decided the statement of where we are now yet. It’s sort of difficult to understand the present,” he added. “I wasn’t [in a good headspace] in the last one and I wasn’t in the one before it. My creative pursuit doesn’t elicit much happiness because a lot of the time it’s about the darker side of me. That’s the way it should be, if you’re really challenging yourself. But yeah, it’s f**king torture.”