The 1975 are not nearly done. The Matty Healy-led group visited the couch on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night (April 17) to chat about the progress they’ve made on the follow-up to November’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, which they plan to have out before year’s end. Directly after their set at Coachella last weekend, in fact, they hopped on a bus and went straight to a Los Angeles studio to keep working on the album, Notes on a Conditional Form.
“It’s kind of lunacy I think,” Corden said of the idea of releasing another album in less than a year. “So do I now,” Healy responded, seemingly torn over whether he actually regrets the move. “It’s not trying to be clever. We’re artists, but we’re consumers primarily, of music and TV. And they always say we’re in that age now where you watch the best thing you’ve ever seen on Netflix and you’ll be like ‘That was the best thing I’ve ever seen,'” Healy said. “And then you just want the next thing immediately and I’m like that with music as well. It just feels like I want to tour for the next two years. And what do you want to do in a band, you want to affect culture. I don’t think you can do that with one record now.”
Healy also explained why the band had a treadmill on stage during their Coachella set, saying it was inspired by Jamiroquai’s mind-bending 1996 video for “Virtual Insanity.” The group then took to the sparsely lit stage for a run through the jaunty “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You),” bopping through the Relationships single with the help of two female dancers in chinos and white tank tops performing spirited, choreographed moves.
Watch The 1975 chat and performance below.