The 1975’s Matty Healy Turns On, Tunes In, and Logs Off

Ryan Dombal profiles Matty Healy for Pitchfork:

Yes, Being Funny in a Foreign Language is quite funny. There’s a mom joke, a QAnon joke, a joke about a 10-year-old who is “obsessed with fat ass.” Taylor Swift, who got an early listen to the record, summed it up in three words: “It’s so funny.” Most of Healy’s friends are comics, and their approval of his work is particularly important to him: He played the album for musical comedian Bo Burnham, and was pleased when Burnham laughed at all the right times. Healy jokes he was furious when he heard Burnham’s 2021 song “That Funny Feeling,” which lists out society’s ills on the eve of destruction, a la “Love It If We Made It.” “He needs to stay in his lane a little bit,” he adds with a grin. “When he did that song, I was like, ‘You motherfucker.’”