The 1975's Matt Healy: "I want to be an ambassador for this generation"
The 1975 are enjoying huge success at the moment and frontman Matt Healy has revealed that their music connects so well with this generation because of where they are coming from as individuals.
During a new interview with The Guardian, Healy opened up about the band's ethos and explained that he and the rest of a band came from a background that left them with little to rebel against:
"I liked my story. The whole thing of bedroom culture, making records, being stoner kids from the middle of nowhere [Wilmslow is just outside Manchester], middle-class boredom. We don’t have parents to fight against, we don’t have the police to fight against. It became the celebration of the mundane.”
He then discussed the way in which he creates material, adding: "This is a subject Healy returns to repeatedly. “I create in the same way I consume. There is no filter, no linear consumption of anything any more, because of the internet. I want to be an ambassador for this generation, where you’re supposed to have Carole King and Kendrick Lamar on your iPhone. Guilty pleasures don’t really exist any more.”
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