Are The 1975 Releasing a New Album? All the Clues a New Era's on the Way

English synth-pop band The 1975 have enjoyed international success since they first entered the music scene in 2013.

Their album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It topped the Billboard 200 chart. Two more of the band's LPs also made the Top 10 upon release.

Taking to Instagram on August 31, frontman Matty Healy shared a cryptic post with his 1.3million followers, including an image of the band's logo in neon lights. He captioned the post with a goat and chef emoji.

Fans have since gone into a frenzy, as they try and guess what could be on its and way and, most importantly, when.

So, what does Matty Healy's post mean? Fan theories...

1. The 1975 are calling it quits

Now, we want to stress that this has not been confirmed. But, as mentioned above, Healy shared an ambiguous post on his grid, containing the logo for The 1975.

The logo appeared on the cover of their first two albums; the former with a black background and white neon lights, and the second with the neon lights lit up in pink over a white background.

For their later albums, their style was more minimalistic, with the band name almost invisible on the sides of their album sleeve.

In the image posted by Healy, the neon lights against a white background appear once more, but they are not turned on.

This, along with the fact you can see the electrical wires in the image, made some fans pretty concerned, assuming it to mean the frontman was "pulling the plug" on his band.

Many have taken to Twitter and have flooded his comments, begging for him to explain what it all means.

2. A new album is on the way

Others, however, had a different (and more positive) interpretation: the album lights would soon be turned on in a new color, signaling the arrival of a new era for the band.

not the big light going off and matty healy causing chaos with new music rumours for the 1975

— Carina 🍊 (@blossomsstyles) August 31, 2021

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ???? MATTY HEALY DONT BE SHADY JUST TELL US pic.twitter.com/Qm1fQCKx30

— rachael (@HAVlNGNOHEAD) August 31, 2021

The update came after another cryptic post, where Healy seemed to confirm new music was on the way—though in his usual tone where he also poked fun at the project.

In a selfie that focused on his arm muscles rather than his face, Healy wrote: "Making another 'classic record' smh."

He took the picture with his smartphone, which bore the logo for the band's record label Dirty Hit.

While his tone suggested he was not completely serious about the work, his newest post could mean there really is another album coming soon.

Since their fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form, Healy has been working with other artists, such as Holly Humberstone and band beabadoobee.

3. The 1975 are working on previously unreleased material

Healy also teased on his Instagram Stories back in February that the band had been working on some previously unreleased material in a project called "Drive Like I Do".

As fans will know, "Drive Like I Do" was an option for the band's name, before the group settled on The 1975.

Back in October 2020, a couple of tracks from this project surfaced after Healy confirmed he was looking to remaster some of the old music, however there still has not been a full release of songs.

In February's post, Healy confirmed the record would "not be a full album", so perhaps the white logo is just to tease this material?

Update 8/31/21, 12:30 p.m. ET: A spokesperson for Polydor has said there is no confirmation on a fifth album from The 1975.

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George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and Matty Healy of The 1975 in 2019. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hugo Boss/Getty Images