Album four is going to be more UK-sounding and has a narrative, reckons Matty Healy.
The 1975 have revealed some of the influences behind their next album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which they believe will be more British-sounding than their current release ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’.
The band are recording ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ in London, whereas parts of ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ was partially recorded in Los Angeles. Explaining the difference in styles, Matty Healy said: “It’s because I’m in England.”
The new album – due for release this summer – has a narrative woven throughout its songs, according to the singer.
Healy told Q the new album has a style similar to The Streets and Burial, saying: “It’s really deconstructed. There’s some quippy lyrical bits that will make up a narrative. I don’t want to compare ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and this too much, because they are two completely different times.”
Healy added The 1975 were determined not to save any good songs over from ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ while they were recording the album, even though it would have given them a head start for ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’. He said: “It was like ‘We can’t limit our record in fear of not making another good record.’”
The 1975’s manager Jamie Oborne believes ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ will be “a night-time album”, with Healy saying: “It’s not darker, but maybe tonally it is.”
The band began touring the UK last week, which ends in Sheffield on January 25, before headlining Reading And Leeds Festival in August.