‘The Sound’ by The 1975 was nearly given to One Direction

Frontman Matt Healy says he presented the track to the band in the studio

The 1975′s huge single ‘The Sound’ was nearly given to One Direction, frontman Matt Healy has revealed.

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’.

Now, Healy has revealed that the massive track from their Mercury-nominated second album ‘I Like It When You Fall Asleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It‘, was presented to Harry Styles and co.


“I went into the studio with them [One Direction] for a couple of hours to work on some stuff and, funnily enough, I ended up showing them ‘The Sound’ as a suggestion, but nothing came of it” he told Q. “I was asked to do it, so I thought I’d see how it all works but it just didn’t really work very well. It didn’t resonate so I thought I’d stick to own thing.”

Earlier this year, Healy questioned One Directions ‘artistic credibility’.

Healy recently teased that new material from The 1975 could be released as early as next year. He also made headlines after calling out Rod Liddle for ‘sexist’ comments the journalist made against Emma Watson when speaking at the UN.

See The 1975’s upcoming UK arena tour dates below.

Manchester, Arena (December 13)
London, The O2 (December 15, 16)
Newcastle, Arena (December 17)
Glasgow, Hydro (December 19)
Bournemouth, International Centre (December 21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (December 22)