The 1975’s Matty Healy bottled out of asking Taylor Swift for a collab during NME Awards

Annie Lord

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has confessed that he was too scared to ask Taylor Swift for a collaboration.

The singer previously revealed he wants to work on an acoustic album with Swift, but when he met her at this year’s NME Awards, he wasn’t able to broach the subject.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on New Music Daily on Apple Music, Healy said: “I went over to her. I was like, ‘Taylor, we need to make the record.’ No, I didn’t. She said hello to every single person. Obviously it’s Taylor Swift so everyone was saying hello.

“She was just stood behind me. I mean, I haven’t seen Taylor in years so it was actually a really nice room. But it, unfortunately, wasn’t the time for me to pitch my post-rock Joni Mitchell project to [her].”

Healy added that he remains positive about the prospect of working with Swift in the future: “She’ll do it. She’ll do it. She’s smarter than both of us, mate. She knows what she’s up to.

“I mean, I mean she’s got stuff like Lover knocking around as well, which she was already making. We think that she’s going back there. That song’s good.”

Last year, Healy told The Green Room podcast that he would love to produce an acoustic album for Swift.

“I can’t think of a record that would sell more than that,” he said. “Taylor Swift’s intimate return to country.

“Of course, you’d wanna produce that! She’s [probably] gonna sit on that idea, but Taylor, if you ever want someone to help you set up the mics for your acoustic record, just so you know, I’m there.”

Swift and Healy met in 2014 when the country singer attended one of The 1975’s shows.

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