In a comprehensive interview with When The Gramophone Rings, the 1975’s Matty Healy divulges bounds of information about the band, including the frontman’s plans for their next record— before their second record has even been released.
”I’ve got an idea of what the next record’s gonna be and it’s completely different,” Healy “excitedly reveals” in the interview. “The first music I listened to was Motown and Doo-Wop. ‘One Fine Day’ by The Chiffons was my first favorite song, and that really set me up to how I write music, so I think we could go towards that on the next record.”
“I’ve even got a name for the next album, but that’s not going in this piece [laughs],” Healy continues. “I guess I just have no attention span emotionally, so I’m always onto the next thing – I mean f*cking hell I was talking to you about an album that doesn’t even exist yet because I have to move on.”
Healy also discusses his approach to recording their second record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
“There’s no room for democracy in art,” Healy says. “I’m not willing to compromise or dilute the integrity or sound of the record because of the opinions of too many different people, especially when the record is so personal, it’s about the fundamental aspects of being a person. I felt selfish a lot of the time because I didn’t come up for air and I didn’t think about anyone else’s standards, it was our standards and our truth.” Healy mentions no one other than their inner circle knew the address of the recording studio.
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The band may even play their sophomore release in full at some point because they feel the record deserves the moment.
Other topics discussed in the interview include fandom and kids finding their identity through the band, the difference between fan love and Healy’s personal love life, and how they are “the biggest band in the world that no one’s ever heard of.”
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It will be released on February 26 through Dirty Hit/Polydor. The band will be premiering their third single from the record, “The Sound,” January 14 on BBC Radio 1.