The 1975 took the stage of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Monday night but apparently the stage wasn’t big enough for frontman Matt Healy.
Healy — a close friend of host James Corden — pulled out all the stops during the band’s performance of “I Like America & America Likes Me” from their latest album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, running off the stage and taking a seat at Corden’s “Late Late Show” desk.
Clad in a blue jumpsuit and red Converse sneakers, Healy then hopped on top of Corden’s desk as he continued the energetic performance, singing directly into the camera before running back to the stage and climbing atop drummer George Daniel’s kick drum.
When the song concluded, a smiling Corden strode over and gave Healy a huge hug.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Healy explained the decision to use auto-tune on his voice for that track.
“Not only does it tune your voice, it stops it, compresses it, punctuates it,” said Healy. “It turns it into an instrument. But also, this song started out as an homage to SoundCloud rap. It’s the sound of America to me at the moment. I was almost going to put it out with just mumble lyrics, to see how far I could take it.”