The 1975s are racing in the studio – Music News
The 1975s “get carried away” in the studio and forget that they need to play their songs live.
The alternative band’s lead guitarist Adam Hann admits they often come up with complex parts, such as the nine guitars playing at once on “I’m In Love With You” from their latest album “Being Funny in a Foreign Langauge “, and having to adjust it to just three guitars on stage.
He told Total Guitar magazine: “In the studio, we never really think, ‘Can we play this live?’
“It’s not something we consider.
Sometimes we get carried away and in the end we realise, ‘Oh shit, this is crazy!’
In the mix, they did a great job of balancing that out, but at one point near the end of “I’m In Love With You,” there are nine guitar parts happening simultaneously.
The balance is smart, so it doesn’t sound like that, but when you open the rods and think, ‘what are we going to play?’, you have to pick three parts out of those nine to work on.”
Despite five consecutive UK number one albums, frontman Matty Healy recently insisted he didn’t want The 1975 to be as big as the Foo Fighters.
The ‘Part of the Band’ singer admits the band has no commercial ambitions and would much rather be a “little emo band” than one of the biggest bands in the world.
When asked if he wanted to top the charts, Matty said: “If I started caring now it would stink ******. I said it a long time ago, everybody wants us to become a huge rock band and we want to become a little emo band If we become Burial I’m much happier with that than the fucking Foo Fighters, you know what I mean? love Foo Fighters, but I couldn’t do that. It’s funny, there’s something about me that’s very pop and the stuff that comes out is pop, but the references never are.
The 33-year-old star – who recently revealed the band had decided to tour their own instead of accepting a huge paycheck to support global megastar Ed Sheeran – admitted he and his bandmates are “not concerned by aging as a band and continuing to release records.”
He said, “I was offered all the wrong things for the right price. I never took [those offers], and it’s not that I’m proud of myself, but that part of me has been tested. I’m not particularly concerned about aging as a band and continuing to release records, because we’re not commercial at all. What keeps us intrinsically, I don’t mean believable… We’re just four nerds obsessed with alternative music and pop culture, it doesn’t get any deeper than that. I don’t care if we’re like, ‘Oh shit, we gotta do an af****** remix with Marshmello.’
When the ‘Chocolate’ hitmakers won their first BRIT Award in 2017 for Best British Group, it was hard for Matty to ‘really figure it out’.
He explained: “If I won af****** BRIT now, I’d be like, ‘Oi, oi!! You f****** [what]!’ But I was this dreamy, suspicious fever… I couldn’t really grasp it. We became this new thing and people started using crazy words like ‘Radiohead’ and that’s where ‘Notes…’ came from. I was like, ‘Fuuu** this, I don’t know how to react, I don’t know what to do.'”
The band ‘Somebody Else’ scooped the same award at the 2019 ceremony and also won UK Album of the Year for ‘A Brief Investigation into Online Relationships’.