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Matt Healy Backtracks On Reading Festival Comments


the19752The 1975 frontman Matt Healy  has taken back some of the comments he made during the band’s set at Reading Festival last weekend. Healy told fans that the band were ready to record their next album and would eventually headline the festival in the future.

In many ways, Healy is a new type of rock star for the a generation of rock band. However, something that will always ring true, is that putting a boozed up singer in front of an adoring festival crowd, can often lead to some strange and wonderful comments.

The 1975 released their most recent album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware Of It’ back in February. The record peaked at number one in both the UK and US, and spawned the hit songs ‘Love Me’, ‘The Sound’, ‘Somebody Else’ and ‘A Change of Heart’.

Despite the record being fairly new. Healy had this to say to the Reading crowd: “I don’t know what the future holds, but I can promise you two things. One: we’re gonna go away and make another record. Two: we’re gonna come back and we’re gonna fucking headline Reading, I fucking promise you.”

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Healy has since suggested that his comments may not have been completely accurate. The singer told NME magazine: “I was pissed out my head. Absolutely pissed and talking shit.”

Unfortunately, 1975 fans may have to wait a little longer than expected for another record, but according to Healy there will eventually be one on the way. He continued: “We are gonna make another record.” “We never stopped. What I’ve realised, even for the second album we never stopped. We’re always making music, that’s what we do. We will make another record and it will probably happen in a similar way to how we made the last one. We’ll just kind of curate it over the next couple of years, or the next year or so and then put something out.”

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