Debuting The Sound on BBC Radio 1, The 1975 frontman Matt Healy tells radio host Annie Mac about how growing up listening to pop music has affected the band’s output.
“When it comes to pop music earworms, that kind of ear candy, it’s what I grew up [on],” Healy says. “I grew up on big records, records that [have] the melodies you can’t get out of your head. It’s something that I naturally do.”
Speaking about the band’s “expansive” forthcoming second album I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, Healy says The Sound is “juxtaposed with everything the album is” because it is so confident and “poppy”. “It wears its pop on its sleeve and it’s kind of unabashed,” he says.
I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It is due out on 26th February. The album’s first single, Love Me, made its way into the wild in October with its funky ’80s-tinged rhythms.
The 1975’s Australian tour kicks off in Brisbane on 17th January, before heading to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Hear The Sound in full below, along with Healy’s radio interview.
Listen: The 1975 – The Sound
Photos: The 1975 – Splendour In The Grass 2014 / Photos: Ashley Mar