Last night, the Brit rockers shared a cryptic statement about their future before disappearing from social media entirely.
The band's official Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram all appear to have been deleted, as well as the boys' personal Twitter accounts.
Freaked-out fans have spent the last 24 hours attempting to parse the band’s goodbye comic: Is the band really over? Or are they just gearing up for a new era?
This is the era of reflection right? We've killed the rockstars just another casualty in the war against popular art— butchered by our postmodern reflective propensities and selfie awareness. Our projected/rendered identity needs to change no only visually but philosophically— how do you do that? Firstly we must reclaim our identity &repossess our control of it. It's simple. You could say it's black&white until then there won't be any pop music or dancing with long hair. 'You can't do that I hear you say, that's ours!'Correct!! The hardest part of any relationship is to say 'goodbye'. As much as we might like things to stay the same, change is an inevitable part of life. We can't simply go on forever — always staying the same, never evolving. So we must leave, with a parting 'we love you' — we are already gone. Thank youThe 1975.Camerado, I give you my hand. I give you my love more precious than money.
In the "This Is Just A Publicity Stunt To Kick Off A New Sound" column, there's the comic, which pokes fun at break-up speculation and introduces a new, very pink Matt Healy.
"Pay not attention babe — it's all pretend. Part of an act!!"
It’s all pretend. They're going to announce a new album soon.It's real. The band was unhappy and needed to end things.I'm too upset to care.
What's Going On With The 1975?
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What do you think? Is all this a publicity stunt or The 1975's way of saying goodbye?
vote votesIt’s all pretend. They're going to announce a new album soon.
vote votesIt's real. The band was unhappy and needed to end things.
vote votesI'm too upset to care.
A spokesperson for The 1975 could neither confirm nor deny rumors that the band had split up for BuzzFeed Music.