The 1975’s Matt Healy questions One Direction’s ‘artistic credibility’

Frontman recalls his experiences of working with 1D on previous album, 'Four'

The 1975‘s Matt Healy has questioned One Direction‘s artistic credibility in a new interview.

Healy, who was brought in to write a song for 1D’s ‘Four’ album, claims that Harry Styles and Co “didn’t seem to be actually that interested” in penning material during their recording session.

Speaking to Spin, he recalled: “They just wanted to play me this song that they said was really, really inspired by us.


“‘Listen guys, fill your boots, the song doesn’t sound that much like ‘Girls.’ But the guitar and the whole vibe of it is a complete lift. So take the guitars off, and we’re good.’”

Healy explained that the boyband agreed to make his proposed changes, but an unaltered version of ‘Change Your Ticket’, which bares striking similarities to ‘Girls’ made the bonus track list.

The frontman went on to add: “It would have been a bad 1975 song.”

The interviewer goes on to inform Healy that One Direction’s latest LP, ‘Made In The A.M.’ is “basically a game of pop history name-that-tune”, to which he responds: “They’re four guys who queued up outside an arena to sing in front of Simon Cowell. Do they really have any artistic credibility?


“That sounds like a mean thing to say, but it’s a good question. Like, do they?”, before concluding that he bears no resentment when it comes to 1D, stating: “They’re nice guys.”


In the same interview, Healy also addressed the rumours that he was once romantically involved with Taylor Swift, revealing: “God bless Taylor Swift… But I couldn’t live that life. I couldn’t be that famous.”

Check out the full interview here.