Taylor Swift fave The 1975 is about to release one of 2016's most off-the-wall pop records, driven by heartthrob Matt Healy's eccentric ambitions: "I've never let anything stop me."

Matty Healy, the frontman of British band The 1975, stands in the kitchen of his townhouse in London's East End, wolfing down a dish of steak and fries. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter, dressed in a gray sweater and too-short black trousers that reveal a pair of pale ankles, cleans his plate and reaches for a cigarette, smoking six in quick succession, before moving on to a spliff. It's 11 o'clock in the morning. "I need constant stimulation," he says. "Love, sex, this conversation, whatever. Weed is a big problem. I'm a drug addict, basically. I need it every day."

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