Michael Hann

It’s a girl thing

Lead singer Matty Healy has the looks of Harry Styles and the soul of Lou Reed

The teenage girls are often right. They were right about Sinatra and they were right about Elvis. They were right about the Beatles and the Stones. They were right, too, about the 1975, whose emergence in 2013 playing tuneful and accessible pop-rock with unusually self-questioning lyrics was driven by a large and voluble following among those teenage girls.

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