No interview with The 1975 frontman Matt Healy is ever boring. A new Q&A with Rolling Stone is no different, covering such broad topics as famous mums, weed, getting his top off, gross American food and more. Here are five things we learned from the singer.
The weed is better in America
In case you were wondering. “The kush in California is crazy,” according to the frontman. “I always knew the weed was better in America, but I didn’t know how much better. The nugs are so big they look like cartoons.”
He doesn’t think he’ll make a solo album
So don’t expect The Matt Healy Experience to come into being any time soon. “It’s not like the guys are getting in my way,” he said when asked if he’d ever strike out on his own. “I think things like that happen when people want another creative outlet. I’ll just make a different-sounding 1975 record.”
Performing shirtless is a “practical” choice
Why’s Healy always getting his shirt off on stage? It’s not because he really rates himself, but because he just gets a bit hot. Wouldn’t you under all those lights? It’s a practical thing,” he explained. “You don’t want to get your clothes all sweaty while you’re living on a tour bus. Although, we have stepped up in the world and now I can get my stuff dry-cleaned after a show.” Fancy.
He likes being in America cos his mum isn’t famous there
Imagine if your mum was a daytime TV personality. You’d probably like it better in countries where no one had a clue who she was. “It’s completely different in America. It’s fun to be there because I’m famous and my mom is not,” said Healy of his mum Denise Welch, adding he had to get over her fame in the UK pretty quickly or “it would have been really damaging to my ego”.
A burger made out of candied bacon and Krispy Kreme doughnuts is as gross as it sounds
Oh America, that strange and wonderful land where it’s perfectly acceptable to throw the most bizarre of ingredients together and sell it to the public. Healy’s had some experience of that first hand. “At a food-festival thing in Chicago, I ate a burger with candied bacon and two Krispy Kreme donuts for the bun,” he said. “If you were high and 16, that might taste pretty good, but I couldn’t take more than a bite.” Sounds truly disgusting.