The 1975’s Matty Healy returns to stage in a hospital gown after serious illness
(Credit: Markus Hillgärtner)

The 1975’s Matty Healy talks about recording his father’s song ‘Don’t Worry’

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has talked about recording a song originally written by his father, Tim Healy, called ‘Don’t Worry’ which features on his band’s latest album Notes on a Conditional Form.

‘Don’t Worry’ sees Matty share vocal duties with his Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Benidorm starring Father who used to sing the song to him as a child and he thought it deserved a place on Notes On A Conditional Form.

“My dad wrote it in 1990 or something,” Matty told NME about the track. “I’ve heard that song my whole life, but there’s never been a recording of it.”

Matty then heaped praise on how his dad inspires him and added: “Although my dad was never into punk, my dad’s always been very punk. My dad was a welder, and then he became a stand-up comedian and started a live theatre company.”

“At a time where people were going around Sunderland and Newcastlefath in the ‘70s and doing stand-up, he went out and did plays. I think they fucking went down like a shit in a lift most of the time, but that’s what he was like.

“When he became famous through Auf Wiedersehen Pet, he kind of became a figurehead for a political movement, like the subsidisation of industry that created the miner’s strikes and all those kind of things.”

The 1975 man also pointed out: “He’s always been interested in really subversive comedy. And my dad’s early comedy was like, really surreal. It’s very funny. And some of it’s just weird.”

Listen to ‘Don’t Worry’, below.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Delivering curated content