The 1975 announced their next single, ‘Happiness’.
The Manchester group returned earlier this month with the track ‘Part Of The Band’, which was the first sample from their fifth album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ (out 14 October via Dirty Hit).
Now, some fans have spotted new billboards in London announcing that ‘Happiness’ is coming next Wednesday (August 3).
It comes after frontman Matty Healy recently shared a black and white image of himself in the studio captioned with the title of his upcoming song. You can see both photos below.
In a four-star review, NME said The 1975 “are not afraid to break their own rulebook” with their latest single.
He added: “If ‘Part of the Band’ is anything to go by, it’s clear that Healy and company are confident in their status as one of the most edgy groups out there right now, and they’re willing to do it yourself.” Will ‘Part of the Band’ be divisive? Do you mind? Probably not”.
The group will return live next month, playing two concerts as part of Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival. The concerts will mark The 1975’s first live shows since appearing in Dublin in March 2020.
His latest studio album, “Notes On A Conditional Form”, came out in April of that year.
Healy recently revealed that the band will tour the UK in early 2023, saying the tour will be a more “intimate” experience for fans: “I want people to feel like they’re in a theatre. little other than IMAX,” he explained.
The singer also claimed in a rare Reddit post that ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ is The 1975’s “best album to date”, while offering more details about the project.
The full album tracklist is as follows:
Looking At Someone (With Love)’
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The 1975 announce the release of “Part Of The Band”, coming next month
‘Part of the Band’
‘I am in love with you’
‘All I need to hear’
When we’re together’