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Twitter Thinks These ‘TTPD’ Songs Are *Definitely* About Matty Healy & TBH, I’m Convinced

The Tortured Poets Department has finally arrived, and to say this album is beyond my wildest dreams (wink‌) would be an understatement. And yes, if you’ve listened to the album, the rumors are true: there are songs on TTPD *definitely* about Matty Healy, and honestly, I’m here for it. 

ICYMI, TTPD was leaked ahead of the official release, and for those who listened, it sounded like there were lots of songs dedicated to none other than the 1975’s frontman, Matty Healy. After listening to TTPD all night, I can confidently say, the rumors are true. Several of the tracks are about Healy, and I’m loving every minute of it.

It’s not hard to figure out the songs that are about the “Somebody Else” singer, but if you weren’t spending most of your time on Tumblr in 2014 obsessing over Healy, or, don’t keep up with him now (FYI, I fit both criteria), allow me fill you in on the tracks that are most likely about him.

Swift and Healy (allegedly) dated for a couple of months during the summer of 2023. You really just had to be there. The news dropped a few weeks after hearing Swift and Joe Alwyn had called it quits, and people were shook. Healy attended a few Swift’s Eras Tour shows, but their romance was short-lived. On June 5, the pair allegedly called it quits, marking the end of their reported fling. 

So, as an insufferable Swiftie, and a massive 1975 fan, here’s the scoop on the TTPD tracks that have Matty’s name all over them. 

“The Tortured Poets Department” 

Track 2, “The Tortured Poets Department” seems to be heavily Matty-coded, and X/Twitter has a lot of evidence to back it up. 

I mean, this is convincing from the start. 

“The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” 

Track 14 “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived,” is IMO, the Matty song. And even if it’s just because of this one line, I’ll take it. In the song, Swift sings, “Was any of it true? / Gazing at me starry-eyed / In your Jehovah’s Witness suit.” If you’re confused by the Jehovah’s Witness suit line, allow me to explain. 

Matty Healy performs in suits during live shows with The 1975, wearing outfits  that, you could argue, look like a Jehovah’s Witness suit. 


Track 1 “Fortnight (Feat. Post Malone)” also seems to have some Matty inspiration sprinkled in. FYI, a “fortnight” is a British term for a period of two weeks, according to Genius. While Swift’s relationship with Healy was over two weeks, it was short. Maybe I’m grasping at straws, but I think it could be about him. 

“But Daddy I Love Him” 

Track 6 “But Daddy I Love Him” is another song users on X/Twitter think is about Healy. And TBH, it’s convincing. 

“Guilty As Sin” 

Track 9, “Guilty As Sin,” seems to be another song Swifties think is about Healy, and honestly, I agree. 

There are theories about lots of other tracks that could be about Matty, but I’ll let you decide which ones you think they are for yourself. 

If Blondie can dedicate a ton of songs to a short situationship, it just shows how real she is.

Eileen is a senior at Fairfield University who is studying Communications with minors in English, Professional Writing, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies. She has a passion for magazine writing and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Eileen is the Entertainment & Culture Intern at Her Campus where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, and internet trends. Eileen was formerly a National Writer for Her Campus from April 2023 - January 2024. Eileen is one of the Campus Correspondents (CCs) at Her Campus' Fairfield University chapter. She oversees the entire chapter and works with her other CC to curate ideas and events for HCFU. She also mentors and trains the editorial team and helps create content and boost engagement alongside the social media team. In her free time, you can find Eileen creating new Spotify playlists, getting a sweet treat with friends, or obsessing over Taylor Swift. If she isn’t doing that, you’ll likely find Eileen with her six best friends from school talking about their “Big Three”: "Normal People," their favorite "Dancing With The Stars" performances, and Greta Gerwig's "Little Women."