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Lewis Capaldi wants to write more with Matty Healy: ‘He takes things to an interesting place’

'Writing with somebody like him really pulls you out,' Capaldi explained of The 1975 frontman.

By Nick Reilly

Lewis Capaldi (Picture: Apple Music)

Lewis Capaldi has opened up on his friendship with Matty Healy, explaining that he’s keen to work on more songs with The 1975 frontman.

Capaldi, who today releases his second album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, opened up in a new interview with Rebecca Judd on Apple Music 1.

When asked about collaborations, he recalled how he’d previously written with Healy – but admitted that he is keen to work on an actual release in the future.

“I’ve played some stuff to Niall and he’s always good for a little sounding board. I wrote with Matt Healy for a bit. I spoke about this with Zane [Lowe]. I did write with Matty Healy … I really want to sort of explore that in the next couple of months,” he said.

“I don’t know if it’d be for an album or whatever, but I really want to write more with Matty. It’s more he takes things in an interesting place, so yeah. That was great … I’m someone who gets a bit stagnated especially when it comes to writing, I go through long periods of not being able to write anything because I’m just doing the same s**t over and over again.

“So writing with somebody like him really pulls you out and he’s like, “Let’s try this thing and do this thing,” and yeah, I just think that’s quite interesting.”

Capaldi’s plans for songwriting sessions come after he previously joined The 1975 during their show at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena in January.

The singer’s surprise cameo for the band’s UK leg of the ‘At Their Very Best’ tour came after they were previously joined by Taylor Swift and Charli XCX at previous dates on the tour.

After knocking on the door of the band’s on-stage house set, a video jokingly introduced Capaldi as Harry Styles – before the singer arrived in a The 1975 hoodie.

In footage shared online, Capaldi performs the group’s ‘Antichrist’, before covering Swift’s 2008 single ‘Love Story’.

In a three-star review of Capaldi’s latest album, Rolling Stone UK wrote: “All things considered, you’d get very low odds on Capaldi’s second outing not ending up as one of 2023’s biggest-selling albums, by largely leaning into the sonic recipe that, in fairness, has cemented his reputation as one of Britain’s biggest stars.

“He remains the unabashed joker who is just as comfortable performing to sold-out arenas as he is in claiming that he looks like a young Liz Truss and sticking the comparison on a billboard (this actually happened). But, as his second album proves, a more varied and interesting musical future could still be his. You just wish he’d dare to try that route.”

Listen to the interview in full on The Rebecca Judd Show on Apple Music 1 next Tuesday 23 May at 10am BST at