Hargrove played on the band's tracks 'If I Believe You' and 'Sincerity Is Scary'
Matty Healy has paid tribute to Grammy-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who has died aged 49.
The 1975 frontman tweeted “Fuck sake. Bless him. We love you Roy”. Hargrove played on the band’s tracks ‘If I Believe You’ and ‘Sincerity Is Scary’.
Healy also posted a message urging fans to listen to those two songs. The tweet read: “In light of the heartbreaking news of the passing of Roy Hargrove – please listen to If I believe you and Sincerity is Scary tonight (if you are fans). He made those songs so special for us”.
The ‘It’s Not Living’ singer also revealed that Hargrove played on ‘Frail State of Mind’, a track to appear on their 2019 album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form‘.
Hargrove was best known for his contributions to latin jazz and hip hop, working with Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and Common. He won the Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2003.
Listen to his lyrical flugel horn solo on ‘If I Believe You’ below.
This week, Matty Healy revealed the meaning behind The 1975‘s socially conscious track ‘Love It If We Made It’, released earlier this year.
The song marked the second release from the band’s forthcoming record ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, set to be released on November 30.