Matt Healy is the lead singer of the band, The 1975 and although their music is much different form that of 5 Seconds of Summer, both bands are often compared to each other since they tend to have similar fan bases. In a recent interview though, Matt spoke about how he doesn't think of 5SOS as a band of the same caliber as The 1975 and might've actually dissed them in the process of explaining his own band's sound.
"One of the things that I love about The 1975 is now I’ve realized that we’re kind of this gateway band. Gateway bands used to exist, but they were normally [not good] — you know, bands that straddled between the truly alternative scene and the mainstream market," Matt explained. "A soft, easy band for the kids to transition from the Backstreet Boys to whatever it may be. With us, of course we’re gonna get a lot of kids who were into, I don’t know, 5 Seconds of Summer. And then they get inside and they realize: I can stay here. I can grow with this band. This isn’t a faddy thing. You’re not being told to like us."
Hmm, he does bring up some points about how over time, people might change up their musical preference and what bands they're into, which is totally understandable. But he's saying that someone who was into 5SOS then moves on to The 1975, which isn't always true. A person can like both bands at the same time! And he's kind of making it seem like his band is overall better and more mature than 5SOS, which just isn't cool.
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