Long-time fans of The 1975 may know that the band went through a few name changes before releasing their debut album, one of which was Drive Like I Do. Well, frontman Matty Healy tweeted last night saying that Drive Like I Do is now a “separate entity” from The 1975 and will be releasing new music.
It was confirmed a while ago that the next The 1975 album, Music For Cars, will be released next year and will serve as the final instalment in a trilogy to mark the end of an era. What was unclear was what this means for The 1975 afterwards, with fans speculating the band may split up.
Instead, it seems that they will move on to Drive Like I Do – at least temporarily – with Matty confirming their debut album will be released “in the coming few years”. In their original incarnation, Drive Like I Do had a much more indie-rock sound than The 1975, so it will be interesting to see if they go back to that style.
We still have a long time to wait for new music, but there’s obviously a lot of interesting things to look forward to, and Matty and co. won’t stop experimenting with genres any time soon.