The have announced that their much-anticipated fourth studio album, Notes on a Conditional Form , will now be released 22 May. The album had previously been scheduled for a 24 April release date. Over the weekend, the prolific band also tweeted a message to fans, asking them to contribute material to, a new video.
Does the album have a title?
As the group has evolved beyond the tuneful, glammy emo-pop of its self-titled debut, the — Healy, the multi-instrumentalist George Daniel, the guitarist Adam Hann and the bassist Ross MacDonald — has repositioned itself as a band increasingly porous to the historical present and just about every genre of music that exists within it. The toes a precarious line: Any band willing to make earnest pronouncements about The Way We Live Now is constantly risking empty grandeur and songs that age like broken hyperlinks. It moves not so much like a traditional album as a curated collection of peaks and valleys, of sonic rhymes and sudden contrasts, replete with unexpected cameos Greta Thunberg, Phoebe Bridgers, FKA twigs that look strange on paper but somehow make sense within its own loose logic. It is, as the kids say, a vibe. And a pretty downcast one, at that. Previous records have been long but enlivened with sleek production and sugar-rush hooks. Drugs and casual sex hover eternally in the background of his id-driven narratives, promising easy escape but echoing hangovers. The is still walking that tightrope of self-indulgence, but more often than not it has learned how to retain its balance.
Arguably the biggest band in the world right now, Matty Healy and co. Still with us? Alright, let us break it down. It was originally scheduled to arrive on February 21,
It was recorded from August to February and produced by band members George Daniel and Matthew Healy, with some tracks also co-produced by Jonathan Gilmore. The album is the second and final part of the two albums from their third release cycle, "Music for Cars", following A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships The album has been described as genre-hopping, mainly focusing on pop , rock , electronic , and dance music subgenres. Songs on the album have been described by writers as pop rock ,   folk music ,   industrial rock ,  and UK garage ,  among others. Additional vocalists featured on the album include FKA Twigs , Phoebe Bridgers , and Greta Thunberg , the latter of whom provided a spoken word piece on the album's intro track.