The 1975‘s Matty Healy has spoken out about the time he spent in the studio with One Direction – revealing what really happened when he supposedly offered them ‘The Sound’. Watch our video interview with Healy above.
Back in 2014, Healy’s mother Denise Welch claimed that he was working on a collaboration with the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ boyband, before many fans started to believe that ‘Change Your Ticket’ was penned by him due to its similarity to ‘Girls’. Healy then later revealed that he suggested that 1D have ‘The Sound’ as one of their tracks.
“I didn’t nearly give it to One Direction,” Healy told NME. “This is something I said in an interview. I suppose I did. Fucking hell, imagine if I did. Oh God, can you imagine? They wouldn’t have liked it. I got a phone call and they were like ‘One Direction want you to write a tune for them’ and I was like ‘fucking get in!’ I think it’s very distasteful when artists talk about money but fucking come on. It’s like ‘Adele wants you to write a tune… yeah, alright’.”
He continued: “So I went in there, they were really nice lads, like excited and that, and I was like ‘fucking hell, I don’t know what I’m doing’. I’m not the kind of artist who goes in and is like ‘here, let’s just figure something out’. That’s not what I do. So I just started playing them demoes of stuff that I had. I was like ‘what are you doing? That’s your next album’. But I was like ‘fuck it!’
“I think ‘The Sound’, I played them and they were like ‘oh, that’s quite good’. What had happened is, they’d already written a song that sounded like The 1975 and they got me in to pretty much go ‘oh go on then, use that’. Which I didn’t but they’re One Direction, they’ll do that.”
Earlier this year, Healy questioned One Directions ‘artistic credibility’.
The 1975’s upcoming UK tour dates are below
London, The O2 (December 15, 16)
Newcastle, Arena (December 17)
Glasgow, Hydro (December 19)
Bournemouth, International Centre (December 21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (December 22)