Are The 1975 calling it a day?

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The 1975‘s front-man Matt Healy has posted on Twitter and Instagram a cartoon strip suggesting the Manchester based band may well be taking a hiatus of some sort. Many have taken this to be a sign of them splitting up – I personally believe it may be a publicity stunt of some sort with the album originally due out next month but will be happy to eat my hat once an official address has been made.
The bands debut album was a major success and reached No.1 with ease in the UK. It would truly be a shame to see these guys fall off the face of the map without little more than a cryptic comic strip for explanation. That states with nothing to be taken other than postulation.

“Our projected identity must change not only visually but philosophically – how do you do that?” Does this suggest they’re simply taking a hiatus to reinvent? “Firstly we must reclaim our identity & repossess our control of it … Until then there won’t be any pop music or dancing with long hair … The hardest part of any relationship is to say goodbye … So we must leave, with a parting ‘we love you.’” You could read into this a lot, however, I feel it may be unwise to do so.
As mentioned previously, I think this is smart marketing in an age when trending on Twitter can make all the difference when releasing a new album.
Keep an eye out for some for of rebirth or an official statement that we will certainly be reporting on here at Soundcheck.

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