The 1975’s Matty Healy took advantage of his close friendship with The Late Late Show host and avowed No. 1 fan James Corden by hopping up on the boss’ desk during Monday night’s (July 22) energetic performance. Healy, wearing an electric blue jumpsuit, started out on the stage with the band for the AutoTuned track about fear and insecurity, before scurrying across and taking a seat in Corden’s chair, where he bellowed the lines “I’m scared of dying/ You’re set on fire/ Am I a lair?/ No gun required.” As his voice took on a cracked urgency, the band’s two female back-up dancers jerked to life behind him for the run through the tune from late year’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
Healy propped his red Converse high-tops on the desk, gave a thumbs up, let out a yelp and jumped up onto the desk, his face looking down into the camera as he danced, pouted and pushed the lens to the side to spotlight the rest of the band before finally making his way back to join them. Finding a new perch, Healy climbed onto the kick drum for a few lines and ended with an urgent yelp of “saying something!” as Corden came over to offer a big bear hug.
The 1975 are still on the road in support of Relationships, with upcoming shows in Russia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary and Romania, as well as headlining slots at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England on Aug. 23 and 24 and a slot at the Summer Sessions festival in Glasgow on Aug. 25.
Watch the performance below.