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The 1975 deletes social media profiles

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The 1975 deleted their social media profiles.

As of Monday morning, the group’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages are all deactivated. But while you may not be able to like a tweet or photo from Matty Healy and company at the moment, the good news is new music is likely in the works.

As any longtime 1975 fan will tell you, the band has a history of social media chicanery, which is often a prelude to a new album announcement. They pulled similar stunts leading up to their last two records, 2018’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, and 2020’s Notes on a Conditional Form, and even pretended they were breaking up ahead of the reveal for 2016’s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.

The 1975’s most recent release is the 2021 single “Spinning,” featuring Charli XCX and No Rome. Healy has also teased new music under the moniker Drive Like I Do, which was one of The 1975’s first band names.

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