- 30 Nov 22
Since denying claims that a collaboration featured between the two artists, The 1975's Matt Healy has confirmed the existence of unreleased music.
Taylor Swift’s chart-topping new album Midnights failed to feature work from The 1975.
Frontman Matt Healy has revealed that his band “did a bit of work” on the singer-songwriter’s new album. When questioned on whether he got a preview of the album before its release he said, "We actually worked on that, but then that version of it never came out."
When his response was met with boos from the crowd he jumped to the 32-year-old pop star’s defence explaining that it hadn’t worked out “for reasons that are not to be criticised,” calling Swift “amazing.”
This revelation comes after Healy previously denied ‘rumours’ that a collaboration existed between the two forces of pop, branding the speculation as “fake news” back in September as a track list was circulated on social media.
I would love that! But unfortunately FAKE NEWS :( https://t.co/WGDlv9jgfF
— Matty (@MatthewTHealy) September 3, 2022
The failure to include the collaboration no doubt came as a disappointment to The 1975. Healy had previously gone on the record stating on The Green Room podcast in 2019 that he’d be interest in producing an acoustic record if 11-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift agreed.
Swift's Midnights has since gone on to claim 13 of the 15 spots on the Billboard Hot 100, became Spotify's most-streamed album in a single day, with one million traditional album sales globally in its first week.
Listen to Swift's Midnights below.