The 1975 have announced that they will be hosting an online listening party for their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
Sharing the news on social media, the band revealed the listening party will take place on Friday (May 8) at 7pm GMT. “// A L B U M 2 – L I S T E N I N G P A R T Y – F R I D A Y // L O V E #the1975,” the band wrote on Instagram, sharing the artwork for the 2016 album.
It has not been confirmed as to what platform will be used to host the event, but if it follows in the footsteps of last week’s listening party for the band’s self-titled debut then it will likely be hosted by Spotify.
Released on 26 February 2016 via Dirty Hit and Polydor Records, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It was produced by Arctic Monkeys collaborator Mike Crossey with the band’s frontman Matty Healy and drummer George Daniel.
I Like It When You Sleep features the singles ‘Love Me’, ‘Ugh!’, ‘Somebody Else’, ‘The Sound’, ‘A Change Of Heart’, ‘She’s American’ and ‘Loving Someone’.
The album topped the UK Albums Chart on 4 March and was later certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 300,000 copies.
Last month, The 1975‘s Matty Healy revealed that he’s self-isolating in the studio where the band made their last two albums, and is working on new music.
“Like everybody else, I’m in the same situation and taking it day by day,” Healy said of his current mindset. “I feel really, really lucky to keep being able to do what I do, when so many people can’t. I’m just trying to not take that for granted.
Revealing that he’s isolating in the studio where The 1975 made their last two albums, Healy added: “As soon as [lockdown] started to happen, I know that it was a safe, boxed-off area that I could go. I’ve been here ever since.
Healy was speaking to Annie Mac on Radio 1 while premiering The 1975’s new single ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’.