Did The 1975 Just Breakup Using a Comic Strip?


Many fans of hugely popular UK rock act, The 1975, are scratching their heads (and maybe their eyeballs 1975-farewellout) today after the band removed all of its social media accounts over the weekend and faded its website to black.

As it’s so far understood, The 1975’s frontman Matthew Healey published a comic strip on his Twitter account which indicated major changes ahead. After Healey deleted that account, the band’s manager shared the comic strip on his Twitter account, without providing any explanation.

Part of the comic reads:

“Our projected identity must change not only visually but philosophically – how do you do that? 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.

It continues: “The hardest part of any relationship is to say goodbye. As much as we might like things to stay the same, change is an inevitable part of life. We can’t simply go on forever – always staying the same, never evolving. So we must leave, with a parting ‘we love you’ – we are already gone.”

When Riffyou.com interviewed Healey at 2014’s Canadian Music Week in Toronto, we asked the frontman about what he wanted from The 1975’s yet-to-be-released second album.

“The first album was like a scrapbook of ideas and conversations. It became the soundtrack to my adolescence and our formative years,” offered Healey. “That was a very honest depiction of what happened – and idealized – like all memories should be – but it was an honest depiction of what happened. I want this next record to be as true to itself as the first one was. How we engage with that, and what the story will actually be, won’t be finished until the album’s actually finished. It’s going to big, because our lives have changed so dramatically.”

‘Which you’re okay with, I assume?’ Responded Riffyou.com.

Concluded Healey: “I’m…managing.”

Click here to read our entire interview with The 1975’s Matthew Healey.

-Adam Grant

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