The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has responded to comparisons of their new album with Radiohead’s iconic record OK Computer.
A number of critics and fans have drawn similarities to The 1975’s recent effort A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, and, more notably, the song ‘The Man Who Married A Robot’.
Healy, who has made no secret of his admiration for Thom Yorke and co., was asked by Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 about the comparisons, Healy said: “I mean, what do I say? I’m so humbled. It’s amazing but strange also.
“I think the reference to ‘OK Computer’ is because the narrative is incredible twinned with how we communicate on the internet and these kind of things, which is obviously ‘OK Computer’ in a nutshell.”
Last year, when talking about the record while the band were creating the project, Healy told the NME: “If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do.”
“I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”