The 1975‘s Matty Healy is reportedly working on a solo project according to a well-placed source as his mother let it slip in a recent interview. This move would mark the first time that Healy has ever stepped out of the band that he has been playing with since he was 13-years-old.
The unexpected update came courtesy of Healy’s mother, former Coronation Street actress Denise Welch, who accidentally told readers in OK! Magazine all about her son’s plans. The 1975’s released their highly-anticipated fourth album Notes on a Conditional Form earlier this summer via Dirty Hit, which saw them land yet another chart-topper.
“Matthew is working on a solo project,” she revealed. “I’ve got two boys in the entertainment industry. It’s a nightmare but I’m very proud of them both. I’m very lucky that both my boys have got good heads on their shoulders,” Welch added.
Healy recently spoke with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and did admit that he had plans to record a “Matty record” and a “George [Daniel, drummer] record” in the future. “I think that [The 1975 is] a constantly evolving thing,” Healy told the legendary broadcaster. “I think that there’s an obvious end to an era with ‘Music for Cars’, just because like we’ve come to the end of a decade. Culture is moving. The 1975 has to be a slightly different thing in like, I don’t know what, like two years, you know. There’s lots of stuff that we’re gonna do.”
He went on: “One thing that I know that we’re gonna do is that I’m doing a Matty record and George is doing a George record. And we’re gonna produce each other’s records. So that’s gonna happen.”