A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is the third studio album by English indie rock band The 1975, released on 30 November 2018 by Dirty Hit and Polydor Records. It was produced by band members George Daniel and Matthew Healy, and is the band's first album not to be produced with regular collaborator Mike Crossey
The album got leaked four days before the official release. The band originally planned to release an EP titled What a Shame which was called off, as the project had become something bigger according to the band’s manager Jamie Oborne. Matty Healy thought that the third album should be the last one for the band but then he changed his mind and decided to make two records and release them in a six months time: For a while, I’d been thinking that this would be our last album. The reason I did that is that when you’re a writer, you want a good ending. The Context Of The Digital: A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’ is the title of Gene McHugh’s essay. Talking about the inspiration behind the record’s title, Matty says: Not necessarily by the essay itself, but by the title – it was curated into a book called ‘You Are Here: Art After The Internet’.
And did they preface their new LP, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, with a 24-page manifesto that includes manic scribbles ( THIS IDEA HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE ), a picture of Healy petting a dog whilst on the toilet, and a technophobic survey of our contemporary clusterfuck of an existence that concludes: THE LEFT AND RIGHT GROW MORE APART BUT YO.
The 1975's third studio album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is a game-changing moment. Clever and profound, funny and light, serious and heartbreaking, painfully modern and classic-sounding all at the same time, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is a game-changing album, one that challenges The 1975’s peers – if, indeed, there are any – to raise their game. So Healy had set out to describe his own experience, but in doing so has produced an artefact that sums up millennial life, a magpie pop masterpiece that could only be made right now and right here.
A Brief Inquiry is not the unqualified triumph the 1975 had in mind. It’s stronger and punchier than its predecessor, but has moments where the group overreach. You could argue it’s rather confused, but, as Healy would doubtless point out, it is meant to reflect the times we live in, and they’re pretty confusing.
The 1975’ shows a lot of influence from Bon Ivers most recent album- look up ‘715 Creeks’ and it’s the same vocoder pitch control. Amazing sounds there or how on point the melody was, bu. I just finished track 5, everything just seems ‘new’ which I think is fine. I didn’t like this version of The 1975 and the different album cover motif is interesting.
What can we expect from 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' and 'Notes On A Conditional Form'? The 1975's second album campaign came to an end last summer when they headlined Latitude Festival in the UK, wrapping up nearly two whole years of touring and promo for their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. Now the band have begun teasing the next era: Music For Cars . The 1975 - A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships Artwork. Picture: Dirty Hit, The 1975. What will the album be called?
10), The 1975 revealed the track list, cover art and release date for their forthcoming album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, along with a set of UK and Ireland tour dates. The band will tour through the . and Ireland in January; a list of dates and pre-sale info can be found here.
|A2||Give Yourself A Try||3:17|
|A4||How To Draw / Petrichor||5:49|
|B1||Love It If We Made It||4:13|
|B2||Be My Mistake||4:16|
|B3||Sincerity Is Scary||3:45|
|B4||I Like America & America Likes Me||3:26|
|C1||The Man Who Married A Robot / Love Theme||3:33|
|C2||Inside Your Mind||3:50|
|C3||It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)||4:08|
|C4||Surrounded By Heads And Bodies||3:56|
|D2||I Couldn’t Be More In Love||3:51|
|D3||I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)||5:14|
Notes180G Heavyweight Double Vinyl.
Made in Germany.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 602567964483
|B0029122-01||The 1975||A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (2xLP, Album)||Dirty Hit, Polydor||B0029122-01||US||2018|
|B0029252-02||The 1975||A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (CD, Album, Tar)||Interscope Records, Dirty Hit||B0029252-02||US||2018|
|B002912102||The 1975||A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (CD, Album)||Dirty Hit||B002912102||Canada||2018|
|DH00479, 7722780||The 1975||A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Cass, Album, Ltd, Gre)||Dirty Hit, Polydor||DH00479, 7722780||UK||2018|
|B002953-04||The 1975||A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Cass, Album)||Dirty Hit, Interscope Records||B002953-04||US||2018|