The 1975’s Matt Healy discusses addiction battles and praises Kanye West

"That’s where it all kicked off. It should have been a massive celebration"

The 1975′s Matt Healy has opened up on his struggles with addiction in a new interview, as well as praising Kanye West’s new music.

As the band gear up to release ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, Healy has opened up on how he checked into rehab to battle a heroin addiction as touring concluded for their last album.

Speaking of their Latitude headline set last year, Healy told The Guardian: “That’s where it all kicked off. It should have been a massive celebration. And it was for me, but it wasn’t for everyone else.


“I had just got back to the UK and everyone knew the first thing I was going to do.”

He confirmed that forthcoming track ‘It’s Not Living If It’s Not With You’ will see him directly addressing his addiction issues.

The singer is also a fan of Kanye West, and praised him for recent song ‘I Thought About Killing You’.

“I know what it’s like to be mental and I don’t believe he’s going to kill Kim Kardashian”, he said.

Healy also opened up on the death of XXXTentacion, after the rapper was shot dead last month.


“People were really affected by his music. I found it interesting: do we judge them for grieving?”,he explained.

“Because grieving doesn’t feel like a thought-out process to me. It doesn’t feel like people went: ‘Well, he was an abuser, but I really liked his music, so, OK, I’m sad.’ It’s being human. I feel like anybody who said RIP became a supporter of abuse. Which is conflating something that’s not true. And people know that.”