After a lot of online teasing over the course of the last couple of days, The 1975 have finally unleashed their latest single. On Wednesday (Aug. 15), the British band debuted “TooTimeTooTimeTooTime”; the third single off their long-awaited third album. The song made its worldwide debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show where it was also chosen as the “Hottest Record in the World.” In addition to the song’s exclusive premiere, fill-in host Phil Taggart spoke with frontman Matty Healy who gave the DJ some insight about the new track.
“This song is about, you know, fun and relationships and life and…this is the one 1975 I like listening to when I go out for a run,” Healy admits to Taggart.
When pressed by Taggart about whether he thinks this may be the band’s biggest song, Healy admits that he doesn’t really care as long as the fans like it.
“I don’t really know what constitutes a hit. I just know this is the song that I objectively listen to not necessarily as a ’75 song,” the singer explains.
“It’s just something that kind of makes me really happy and the video makes me the happiest. That’s my only metric as to why I would think it would be kind of…I don’t really care if it’s a hit. I just want the fans to hear it. ”
“TooTimeTooTimeTooTime” can be streamed above while Healy’s complete interview can be heard here.
“TooTimeTooTimeTooTime” will join previously released tracks “Love It If We Made It” and “Give Yourself a Try” on A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships; the first of two upcoming albums from the band.
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships is due out some time in October while Notes On A Conditional Form —the second album— will reportedly see a release time frame of early 2019. Both records will be released through the group’s longtime home of Dirty Hits / Interscope Records.
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships will be the direct follow-up to the band’s hit 2016 record, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.