10 Things Matty Healy Can't Live Without

The 1975's globetrotting frontman shows us his five—er, 10—essentials. The 1975's new album, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' is available to stream now across all platforms.

Released on 12/3/2018

Transcript

00:03
I think I only brought about five essentials.
00:06
This made me realize that maybe I'm quite the minimalist.
00:09
How can you have 10 things?
00:11
That's like a full bag of stuff.
00:13
Hello, GQ.
00:14
I'm Matty from the 1975
00:15
and these are my essential items.
00:21
I'm always traveling, so I'm always on planes.
00:23
I'm always--like to be fair if I had like too much
00:25
stuff with me, it'd make my life a nightmare.
00:27
If I was too reliant on things.
00:29
There's some things I always need to have with me as well,
00:31
but I didn't think they were very responsible things
00:33
to advertise on here, so I just kept it
00:34
to like domestic things.
00:36
Quality, not quantity.
00:41
Sunglasses.
00:42
These are Wayfarers.
00:43
I'm feeling quite classic at the moment.
00:45
Got quite a lot of sunglasses.
00:47
A lot of my life is performing, right.
00:48
I get really paranoid about like rock star cliches.
00:52
So I've got loads of sunglasses,
00:54
but I very seldom wear them.
00:55
Because I don't want to be like that guy.
00:58
Even though I do look better with sunglasses,
01:00
we can all agree.
01:02
I do look better.
01:03
Yeah, I'm not specific really.
01:05
I like cheap stuff a lot of the time.
01:06
Santa Monica Pier,
01:08
$5 rubbish glasses.
01:14
The little Minority Report headphones.
01:17
I wanted to not like them, right,
01:18
because everyone looks a bit like--
01:21
looks kind of funny.
01:22
I was like, why don't we need a wire?
01:25
Why get rid of the wire, but I get it now.
01:30
They don't come out.
01:31
I'm very fortunate to have a life where
01:33
if I am walking through Central London,
01:36
most days, at least someone will come over
01:38
and be like--say something to me.
01:39
So, hello, and it stops.
01:43
That's good.
01:43
Because I'm constantly doing, what?
01:45
Yeah, sorry, yeah.
01:47
Winner for me, these ones.
01:52
I've really embraced the iPhone.
01:54
I have some really weird Taco Bell cover.
01:57
The Hype Is Real, Taco Bell.
02:00
It's because we got sent loads of like merchandise
02:02
versions of phone cases, like a 1975 one.
02:04
So I just took all the basic ones.
02:06
My notes I'd sooner have somebody read
02:09
every text message I've ever sent to anybody
02:11
than read my notes.
02:13
There's like some really personal shit in these things.
02:16
We've even used the iPhone to record on this last record.
02:20
Me and George wrote a really, really boxy kind of
02:21
snare drum for Sincerity's Scary.
02:24
So a lot of the mids of the snare are done on an iPhone.
02:27
The quality of microphone in these things is amazing.
02:30
There's this whole vision of the future that
02:31
everything's going to be tiny, right?
02:33
And now they're getting bigger.
02:34
You can do really amazing inventive things with them.
02:39
I like them.
02:45
I remember in my other notebook, it used to have,
02:46
it has like a reward at the front.
02:48
Like it says call,
02:49
I put five grand.
02:51
That's how much I valued it.
02:52
And this is in 2014.
02:53
Because I didn't even have five grand
02:54
to my name at that time.
02:56
Why would you need a notebook
02:57
if you've got a phone, right?
02:58
Because you do the same thing.
03:00
It's a kind of fair point, really.
03:02
It's not that there's any kind of romance
03:05
to having a notebook.
03:07
But I really like typewriters as well.
03:08
I don't have one with me because
03:09
that is really impractical.
03:10
And the thing is with typewriters,
03:12
and writing with pen to paper,
03:15
there's a kind of element of commitment
03:17
that goes with the ceremony of it.
03:19
Therefore it requires you to concentrate a bit better.
03:21
So I think it's important to have a book.
03:24
It's mainly like stories that I write about.
03:26
My dreams of being in love with other pop stars.
03:31
500 in that one.
03:37
My laptop.
03:38
I think it's probably even more essential to me
03:40
than like a guitar.
03:42
Really kind of write into a computer nowadays.
03:44
We'd be more lost without a laptop
03:46
than we would, kind of, actual physical instruments.
03:49
What do I use a lot of?
03:52
It's just all very, very basic music stuff.
03:54
There's Logic and Notes, are the two things
03:56
that are open.
03:57
So there you go.
04:01
This is my bag.
04:02
This is the bag.
04:03
This is the bag that goes everywhere with me.
04:04
This is the bag that stopped me from losing things.
04:07
Because people--you just like tie it around my neck
04:09
and send me away.
04:14
Ah, disposable camera.
04:16
Passport.
04:17
My wallet.
04:19
This is my get away quickly bag, I think.
04:21
Oh, that's kind of chic.
04:22
That makes me look like kind of a modern man.
04:25
Some kind of aftershave thing.
04:28
I don't know, something in French.
04:30
Maison Louis Marie.
04:31
Smell it.
04:32
It's a bit like Labo, but you don't smell like
04:35
every other person at Soho House,
04:36
which is always a good vibe.
04:38
Not that I go to Soho House,
04:39
but it's like that kind of smell, right,
04:40
just smells like Soho House.
04:42
Santo or whatever they call it.
04:44
I think it's like a cheap one of those.
04:46
It didn't smell like really strong as well.
04:48
I hate it when people--it's just like, whoa,
04:51
no one asked for that.
04:52
Like coming up here, all that smell.
04:54
My house keys.
04:57
Lego dude on it.
05:01
I went to a wedding not long ago
05:02
and they had these on the table.
05:03
Love that.
05:04
Great idea.
05:04
Good vibe.
05:07
I'm thinking that I want to buy a shitload of these
05:11
and then give them to the front row of the show.
05:14
So everyone kind of gets one.
05:15
And they can either take it with them at the end
05:17
and go and get them developed,
05:18
or get someone with a bin to walk past and they
05:20
put it in there and then we get it developed.
05:23
You know, we'll just do whatever, we just have them.
05:24
It'd be a nice thing to have, right?
05:25
I don't think I have anything interesting in the wallet.
05:31
My driving license.
05:32
This is the most organized I've ever been.
05:33
I don't think I've ever had my driving license
05:34
and my passport on me at the same time.
05:36
And my house keys.
05:37
And my thing.
05:42
I have 10 essentials now.
05:43
That's me in a nutshell.