The band announced the name change and projected release date on Twitter last night (August 26), also suggesting that the record was largely recorded in London.
Bandleader Kevin Abstract even alluded to the fact that the new music had been inspired by his travels to Europe.
brand new music brand new feelings iridescence— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) August 26, 2018
not tryna lead anyone on or anything i just want us to keep making stuff we're proud of and put it out when we're ready i mean it from the bottom of my heart when i say thank you for your patience. iridescence— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) August 26, 2018
i don't know if i would have been able to write another record if we didn't come to europe - thanks for all the positive love man it was surreal this year has been one long ass dream. iridescence— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) August 26, 2018
He then shared an image of a rainbow-coloured couch that could be a hint at the album artwork.
So far, we've heard singles "1999 WILDFIRE," "1998 TRUMAN" and "1997 DIANA." A full tracklisting has yet to be revealed, but the band also debuted a track titled "Tonya" back in June; Tonya Harding's infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan took place in 1994 in case you want to place it in the timeline.
The band's last studio album arrived last December with Saturation III.