It’s really hard for someone listening to 1975 to believe that the band didn’t release their first album until 2013. With songs like The Robbers, Settle Down and Somebody Else released in 2016, it’s easy to believe that the band has always been there. This is due to the talent of their members like Matty Healy, who is their frontman.
While he was excellent in musical terms, Healy fought against drug use, which put the survival of the band at risk. However, he decided to seek help and spent seven weeks in a rehab clinic, which helped him get off drugs and change the fate of the band. Since much has happened in his personal life and career, here is everything you need to know about the man from 1975.
Matty Healy Bio (Age)
Matthew Timothy Healy, the English singer and lead singer of the Manchester-based indie rock band, was born on April 8, 1989, in London, England. He was born into a creative family, as his mother was the English actress and TV presenter Jacqueline Denise Welch, while his father is the English actor Tim Healy.
He was raised with his brother Louis Healy by his parents who were together until 2012 when they divorced.
One cannot deny how much the English musician has achieved with his band so far. Even though his life was a fight against things like drug addiction, he had no reason to fight financially because his music was so successful. Apart from that Matty Healy has a net worth estimated at 15 million dollars. Most of the fortune he earned with his music.
Parents and Siblings
As mentioned above, Matty Healy was born into a very creative family with both his parents as actors. After his parents divorced in 2012, his mother married a man (Lincoln Townley) 14 years younger than her in 2013. Townley is an English artist and writer.
Although his mother had married before she met his father, Matty has only one sibling, Louis Healy, who was born in 2001. Like his parents, Louis is an actor who is famous for Sometimes Always Never (2018) and the television series Doctors (2010 to 2015).
Matty developed a love of music from the age of four. He spent most of his pre-teen and teenage years in Newcastle and Cheshire and received his education at Wilmslow High School. There he met his bandmates Ross MacDonald and George Daniel; they started playing covers for punk rock and pop music before they started writing their songs.
Matty didn’t do too well in school and saw school education as an obstacle to his music. His mother insisted that he attend a music school, which he did, but it didn’t last 3 months. He and his band members started playing in local pubs while he took a job in a Chinese restaurant.
1975 released their first EP called Facedown in 2012, and one of the songs, The City, became a hit. Matty said the success of the album was mainly a shock as they made all the songs for fun. The response the EP received encouraged them to take the music more seriously. In 2013, the band released their first album 1975, followed by I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It (2016), and A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (2018). Their next album, Notes on a Conditional Form, is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2019.
Matty Healy Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
As he grew up, Healy came into contact with many gays and recognized their freedom of expression, which made him look up to them all the time. However, he is only attracted to women. He explained that while he may be attracted to men, this is definitely not in the carnal sense.
He was with model Gemma Jones for a while until 2015, and there was a rumor that he was with Taylor Swift, but both said they were just friends.
The singer’s current girlfriend is Gabriella Brooks, who is more popular than Gabby. She is an Australian model who has made a name for herself in the British fashion scene in recent years. Although it is not known how long they have been together, they have been sharing each other’s pictures on social media since 2015.
Height and Weight
Matty is not necessarily the biggest man you can find. He still has a good height of 5 feet 9 inches, while his body weight is 65 kg (143 pounds). His natural hair color is black, while his eyes are light brown.