The next album from 1975 Being funny in a foreign language isn’t slated for release until later this year, but a certain pop star and friend of the band has already gotten a taste.
Frontman Matty Healy sat down with Fork in an interview published on Tuesday to discuss the band’s next album and revealed that Taylor Swift had been lucky enough to discover the LP earlier. Swift is one of the few celebs to listen early To be funny, according to Healy, and he said the pop superstar’s reaction was that “it’s so funny”.
Frequent Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff helped The 1975 produce Being funny in a foreign languagealthough Healy acknowledges that some music fans might question that decision.
“People might think it’s not ‘cool’ to work with the greatest producer in the world—I don’t care—. …I want to make a great fucking record,” Healy explained, adding that “Jack isn’t enlisted by a lot of the top artists because he’s a go-to guy – jack is good.”
As Antonoff put his spin on the production, Healy was keen to note that “everything The 1975 does, I write. … No one touches the lyrics.
Healy also revealed to Fork that Bo Burnham also heard the album, saying the comedian laughed at all the good times.
Being funny in a foreign language set to arrive on October 14 via Dirty Hit. To support the record, the rock band will embark on a 23-date tour, which is set to stop in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Houston, Atlanta, DC and more.
Read Healy’s full interview with Fork here.