Matty Healy has revealed that one of his band's biggest hits was almost given over to his friend's in One Direction.
According to Q Magazine, The 1975's HUGE single "The Sound" was apparently originally intended for the boyband, Matty presenting the unfinished track to them during a studio session.
I went into the studio with them [One Direction] for a couple of hours to work on some stuff and, funnily enough, I ended up showing them ‘The Sound’ as a suggestion, but nothing came of it” he told Q. “I was asked to do it, so I thought I’d see how it all works but it just didn’t really work very well. It didn’t resonate so I thought I’d stick to own thing.Matty Healy, Q Magazine
Given that "The Sound" has now become a highlight of recent live sets, we are certain that Matty is pleased that it "didn't really work very well" with Harry Styles and co. Still, a 1D take on this piano-based house banger would certainly have been interesting to hear - imagine the harmonies on that chorus!!!
Matty had previously been invited into the studio by the band and had long been wrongly thought of as a co-writer on "Change Your Ticket" after fans noted it's similarity to The 1975's "Girls". The band also covered "What Makes You Beautiful in a recent concert with the BBC philharmonic orchestra.