Governors Ball 2014: The 1975 Discuss Writing New Music on Tour, Different Audiences (Watch)
British rock quartet the 1975 has a lengthy touring schedule ahead of them, but the band is making good use of time on the road by working on material for their second full-length album.
“We write on the bus. Everything is kind of being accumulated until we stop touring in February and then we’ll start making a record,” 1975 frontman Matty Healy tells Billboard at this year’s Governors Ball in New York. “But it’s pointless talking about it now, because we need to let it evolve naturally.”
The 1975 drummer George Daniel chimed in with a joke that he thought the new album would be about the “apocalypse and a romance between two dogs.”
In May, Healy told Billboard that he hopes the 1975 will release its sophomore album in September 2015.
The band’s self-titled debut bowed at No. 1 on the U.K. album charts and No. 8 on the Billboard Top Rock Album survey, spitting out singles such as "The City," "Chocolate" and "Girls."
Healy and Daniel also discussed whether they see any difference between playing for American audiences versus fans in their native England.
“We always find ourselves saying that there’s not that much of a difference between whether you connect with people in New York or in the Southampton in the U.K.,” Daniel says.
“Everything is so homogenized now between teenagers,” Healy adds. “Our American audience have really embraced us. I think they relate to a lot of the things we’re talking about and all the influence.”