The 1975's Matthew Healy
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Matthew Healy shares the secret to the 1975's sound
The 1975 frontman Matthew Healy visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to participate in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Healy discussed the genesis of the title for the alt-rock quartet's sophomore studio album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, his honest approach to songwriting and topping the U.K. album chart for the second time, among other topics.
"I really believe in the things that I'm talking about," said Healy. "I feel that the record is a real representation of me and that stands for honesty, [which is] something that's lacking in a lot of contemporary pop music."
Formed in Manchester, United Kingdom, the 1975 — Healy, drummer George Daniel, guitarist Adam Hann, and bassist Ross MacDonald — released their eponymous debut studio album in 2013. The 16-song set, which featured the singles "Chocolate" and "Girls," topped the U.K. album chart while peaking at No. 28 on the Billboard 200.
Released in February, I Like It When You Sleep … features 17 tracks written by the 1975. The album, which topped both the U.K. and U.S. album charts, has spawned four videos, "Love Me," "UGH!," "The Sound," and "A Change Of Heart."
The 1975 were among the acts performing at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They are currently on tour in the United States through June, with international dates scheduled through September.