The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships Album Wiki
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.
Following the release of the band's previous album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, Healy announced the album with a working title of Music for Cars, sharing the name with the band's third extended play. Following a nearly year long hiatus, Healy announced that the album had grown into the band's titular third campaign, and that ABIIOR was the first of two albums within the cycle. The second, Notes on a Conditional Form, will be released in May of 2019.
The sound of the album is a departure from that of their previous work, incorporating elements of jazz, lo-fi, and Britpop alongside the band's traditional mix of new wave, synth-pop, R&B, and indie music. Lyrically, the record discusses a variety of subjects, including addiction, politics, relationships, postmodernity, and death.
The band released five singles from the album: "Give Yourself a Try", "Love It If We Made It", "TooTimeTooTimeTooTime", "Sincerity Is Scary" and "It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)". Upon release, the album received critical acclaim, who applauded its experimental nature and lyrical relevance; some critics drew comparison to Radiohead's OK Computer. The album reached number one in the UK and number four in the US, becoming their second album to reach the top five in both countries. The band will embark on a world tour starting in January 2019..