Matty Healy from 1975 praised Jack Antonoff for his work on the band’s ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ album.
The singer said in a new interview that Antonoff’s reputation is often one of being a “busy” and in-demand producer, but he wanted to highlight how “good” and discerning he is as a producer. . Antonoff, who also fronts Bleachers and Fun, is known for working with high-profile stars such as Taylor Swift, Lorde and Florence + The Machine.
Explaining to Zane Lowe at Apple Music 1 how the collaboration came about, Healy said: “We spent all of 2021 trying to figure out what it was. [el nuevo álbum]. It wasn’t as clear as it was when we came in earlier this year and made the record. We tried a lot of different things. It was like a kind of sequel to ‘Notes [On A Conditional Form’] after a while.
“And then what happened was that Beabadoobee was making a record and maybe Jack Antonoff was going to do it,” he said, “That’s when me and Jack Antonoff started talking about it .I love Jack’s work, and those wool records [Del Rey] especially – like some of my favorite things. So we talk about that. We became friends talking about the production and what I was doing and what he was trying to do and what I was trying to do. And so I thought, ‘Well, this is like a great new energy.’
“Because we’re so close, me and George [Daniel – baterista y coproductor de The 1975], we were always so closed. ‘Why don’t you go down to the studio and see what happens?’ And then he did. And since then, we were great, great friends. And Jesus, man, I think that man has a reputation for being busy, but I can tell you he’s good. is very good. What he does is identify what an artist is really good at or where the truth comes from.”
Healy continued, “Jack’s like, he’s like me, you know what I mean? He’s like a culture vulture, he’s full of references. He knows what he’s doing, man. He understands what artists need right now. And it happened really well. And I think we were feeling a lot of things And all these things came together but me and Jack were talking about the music and then those conversations, me, Jack and George. conversations They turned into a 1975 record that felt more live. And then I was like, “Well, why are we talking about this? Why don’t we do this?”
Healy went on to say that he thinks ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’, The 1975’s fifth album due out on October 14, will appeal to the band’s “day one” fans.
“On this record we were like … we started to solidify who we were. Like, ‘What is the 1975, how would you make an impression of The 1975?’ And I think we just want to do what we want to do. But I think I realized it, I had a moment where I thought, I think the fans – during the day – will like it with them,” he said.
Antonoff co-produced the band’s comeback single “Part Of The Band,” released last month. In a four-star review of the track, Ali Shutler of NME wrote that the group are “clearly confident in their status as one of the most provocative yet revered groups out there, willing to do their own thing.”
The 1975 shared another new song from their upcoming album ‘Happiness’ yesterday (August 3) and also announced a North American tour.
Tickets for the tour go on sale next Friday (August 12) and you can buy them here.