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Matty Healy responds to ‘diss track’ on Taylor Swift’s latest album

The singer is thought to be the focus of a large portion of the singer's latest album.

By Nick Reilly

Matty Healy and Taylor Swift (Picture: Getty)

The 1975‘s frontman Matty Healy has responded after a supposed “diss track” against him emerged on Taylor Swift‘s latest album The Tortured Poets Department.

Though Swift is yet to discuss her inspirations on the latest album, it has been speculated that Healy – who had a brief relationship with Swift in 2023 – was the subject of the album’s title track and also the song ‘The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived’.

Approached by paparazzi in Los Angeles on Wednesday (April 24), Healy was asked how he felt about his “Taylor diss track”.

“My diss track?,” he replied. “Oh! I haven’t really listened to that much of it, but I’m sure it’s good.”

In a review of the record, Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield wrote: “The Tortured Poets Department has a Reputation edge to it, and like Reputation, it sounds designed to confuse many people who try to decode it before listening. In her Summary Poem, Taylor calls it ‘a debrief, a detailed rewinding/For the purpose of warning/For the sake of reminding.’

“But anyone can hear that deep in the music. All over these songs, Taylor lives up to her credo that ‘all’s fair in love and poetry.’ But as she shows in The Tortured Poets Department, both can get brutal.”

This summer, Swift will return to Europe for her career-spanning Eras tour, which takes in eight dates at Wembley Stadium.