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16 November 2016, 11:48
"I'd found my song. I'd found my forever song."
The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has revealed his fave song ever in a new interview and it is a TUUUNNNNEEE...
Matty was chatting with NPR in the US, acting as the guest DJ for their All Songs Considered show when he revealed the one track that holds a special place in his heart.
Ready? Drum roll please...
It's LCD Soundsystem's classic "All My Friends".
I'd found my song. I'd found my forever song. I'd found the song that I knew was going to inform every single song that I ever did. The fact that it's two notes. And this song, it makes me think about life, it makes me think about death, it makes me think about friends past and present. And it's kind of everything to me. And I have rinsed this song in my career. Technically, emotionally. I'll say that with a complete, unabashed freedom. If I wanted to [make music], it needed to be as good as this. It needed to be funny, it needed to be self-aware, and it needed to be beautiful, and it needed to be culturally aware and it needed to mean something.Matty Healy, NPR
It really is a great track and it's easy to see the influence on The 1975, mixing upbeat, slightly weird, inspirational piano-led pop with a sad yet hopeful set of lyrics encouraging unity while rejecting complacency or the idea settling for less in life. Without "All My Friends", there is no "Somebody Else" or "Change Of Heart" - they are very different tracks but the signature style begins here.
Don't believe us? Give "All My Friends" a listen below:
Other tracks Matty went for in the episode include weepy Michael Jackson ballad "She's Out Of My Life" and Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle". You can check out the full show right here.