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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.