Is Matty Healy Appearing on Taylor Swift's 1989 Re-Record? Here’s the Truth

Taylor Swift's rep confirmed whether or not the singer's ex Matty Healy and his band 1975 will appear on her rerecorded album, 1989 (Taylor's Version), which is out in October.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Sep 14, 2023 9:13 PMTags
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Best believe The 1975 are nowhere near 1989.

While fans count down the days until the release of Taylor Swift's latest rerecorded album, 1989 (Taylor's Version), which releases next month, her rep cleared the air on whether the singer's ex Matty Healy and his band would make a cameo on the project.

Her rep told Billboard in a statement Sept. 14, "neither Matty Healy nor [The] 1975 are on this album."

Reports of Taylor's budding romance with The 1975 frontman first arose in the wake of the "Cruel Summer" singer's breakup with boyfriend of six years Joe Alwyn in April.

Dating speculation was further fueled when Matty was spotted at Taylor's Eras Tour concerts in Nashville and Philadelphia. That same month they were photographed holding hands while on a double date with Jack Antonoff and now-wife Margaret Qualley at Casa Cipriani in New York city.

However, it seems their love story was over by early June. In fact, just a few months later the musician was spotted out in Los Angeles with ex Meredith Mickelson, with whom he split just prior to his whirlwind romance with Taylor.

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Despite falling into a brief lavender haze earlier this year, Taylor, 33, and Matty's history actually traces back to December 2014. At the time, the "Chocolate" singer said he was introduced to Taylor when she attended one of his Hollywood concerts. "That was really nice," he shared in a Shazam Top 20 radio interview. "We exchanged numbers."

A month later, however, the 34-year-old adamantly denied he was dating her.

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"It's fake," Matty told Australia's 2DayFM. "We met each other, we exchanged numbers in the same way that a lot of people in this kind of world do, and we spoke occasionally. She's the biggest pop star in the world and I'm in Australia. There's no relationship or anything happening."

Nevertheless, the pair kept in touch within their creative circles. In fact, Matty said The 1975 teamed up with Taylor for a song on her Midnights album, except it "never came out."

"It was for reasons that are not to be criticized," he explained during an appearance at Audacy's DTS Sound Space. "She's amazing."

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