The 1975’s Matt Healy reveals who the most famous person in his phone contacts is

The band were recently nominated for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize

The 1975‘s Matt Healy has revealed who the most famous person in his phone contacts is.

The frontman told one paper that he had the number of one of the world’s biggest stars saved to his phone.

Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Healy said: “Probably Taylor Swift but she’s probably changed her number by now.”


He added jokingly: “I keep texting her.”

The frontman was briefly linked to the US superstar last year, a connection he has now described as a “flirtation”.

“I don’t do anything else, right, so it doesn’t leave a lot of room for me going out, or shagging someone,” he told Q. “So the one time I did have a flirtation with a girl it ends up going everywhere…. I mean, I got on E! News and people were like, ‘Who’s Matt Healy?’ so that was cool.”

“But I didn’t make a big deal out of it myself,” Healy continued. “It’s not really anything to talk about, because if she wasn’t Taylor Swift we wouldn’t be talking about her. She wasn’t a big impact on my life. It’s just interesting to me how interested the world is about Taylor Swift.”

The 1975’s second album I Like It When You Sleep Because You Are So Beautiful, Yet So Unaware Of It‘ was nominated for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize earlier this month.


Healy said it was “humbling” to be honoured alongside David Bowie, who is shortlisted for his last album ‘Blackstar’, and some of their favourite peers.

“It’s crazy just to be invited along and to be with contemporaries we are so in love with, like Skepta,” he said.

“Everyone is incredibly proud. It’s a very nice surprise. Making a second record is a difficult thing to do so we wanted to approach it with the purity we had back in the early days.

“We got rid of thinking about reviews and critics and acclaim and that is what is being recognised.”


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