The 1975’s Matt Healy does BBC ‘Bedtime Mix’ – listen

The bedtime theme connects with second album 'I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It'

The 1975 frontman Matt Healy has put together a ‘Bedroom Mix’ for the BBC, featuring Nina Simone, D’Angelo, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Hall & Oates.

Healy tweeted along to the mix on his Twitter account, calling Hall & Oates track ‘She’s Gone’ “the ultimate break-up song” and Nina Simone’s ‘Don’t Smoke In Bed’ simply “the truth”.

The 35-minute mix features a lot of older tracks, which fits in with Healy’s comment that he’s “sick to death” of the lack of good pop music, made when speaking to Annie Mac in early October. The bedtime theme also connects with the band’s sophomore album, entitled ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

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Healy said the band “want to be ambassadors for this generation”, adding: “There’s a lot lacking in pop music these days. It’s such an amazing lexicon and vocabulary of sounds… and there’s just not enough good bands, man, and I’m sick of it. I’m just sick to death of it. “

Speaking on image, and the band’s recent aesthetic changes, Healy added: “We just wanted to be like all bands that we have loved before, where you reinvent yourselves but make it feel like a natural evolution.”

The 1975 released their latest single ‘Love Me’ in early October (listen here), and will follow it with that second album, due out in February 2016.

You can listen to the Bedtime Mix via the BBC website, below, for the next month only:


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