The 1975 Take Over 'The Late Late Show'

James Corden's stage could not contain Matty Healy

July 23, 2019

The music sets on late night talk shows aren’t that big, but there’s usually just enough room for the performers to do what they need to do. Matty Healy of The 1975 had other ideas though during their appearance on “The Late Late Show.”

The unpredictable frontman, clad in a blue jumpsuit, spent about 30 seconds on-stage before he decided to stretch his legs. While singing the opening lines to “I Like America & America Likes Me,” Healy walked over to the main set and made himself comfortable in James Corden’s chair with a pair of backup dancers following.

Healy eventually made his way back to the stage, where he stood on top of the bass drum before the song quietly faded out to the cheers of the audience.

The 1975 had just appeared on The Late Late Show” in April, when Healy told Corden why the band was expecting to release two albums in less than a year.

“It’s not trying to be clever,” he said. “We’re artists, but we’re consumers primarily, of music and TV. And I always say we’re in that age now where you watch the best thing you’ve ever seen on Netflix and you’ll be like ‘That was the best thing I’ve ever seen.’ And then you just want the next thing immediately, and I’m like that with music as well. It just feels like I want to tour for the next two years and what do you want to do in a band? Do you want to affect culture? And I don’t think you can’t do that with one record now.”

The 1975 released their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, at the end of last year. The band started teasing album number four, Notes on a Conditional Form almost at the same time, but no release date has been announced. Google may have known at one point, however.