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Matty Healy Says Music From Pre-The 1975 Band Drive Like I Do Coming 'Pretty Soon'

Matthew Healy of The 1975
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Matthew Healy of The 1975 performs in support of the band's "Notes on a Conditional Form" release at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 22, 2019 in San Francisco. 

The 1975 have been hard at work on a new album during the COVID-19 lockdown, but you might get new music from Matty Healy and company under a different name first. After The 1975 canceled all their 2021 tour dates out of an abundance of caution, singer Matty Healy revealed in an Instagram Story on Tuesday (Feb. 16) that his pre-1975 band, the emo-leaning Drive Like I Do, will be releasing music "pretty soon."

After posting two in-studio snaps earlier this week captioned "finishing DLID today," while warning "it's not a full album you guys r crazy," Healy provided a further update in Tuesday's Story, saying, "There’s a lot of people asking me about Drive Like I Do... Drive Like I Do was the band we were before The 1975, so it’s kind of, it’s as humble as it always was. So there’s the old music, there’s a little bit of new music – I’m not going to make a fanfare about it."

The good news is that Healy said while theDLID music isn't coming out today, it is due out "pretty soon. It’ll be a nice little thing. There’s loads of things going on, coming out: so, I’m excited.” DLID released the Scary Monsters EP in October and The 1975 dropped Notes on a Conditional Form last May.