Recently, Ed Sheeran apparently asked The 1975 to open for him on tour. Matty Healy went ahead and turned down that offer, despite how massive it was financially. Now, he’s explained why.
In a new New Yorker interview, Healy said:
“It’s difficult to be big and say — genuinely — that I have zero commercial ambition. There’s definitely a ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ kind of thing, which is where, listen, we’ve never known what to do and we’ve never tried to do anything. So the second we stop doing that, we’ll probably f*ck up. I tend to say no to stuff for money. I don’t know how you can write this up without it being rude or inappropriate, but I just got offered a four-month tour next year of stadiums with the biggest singer-songwriter in the world that would’ve made me money that I’ve never even seen or heard of in my life.”
I’d like to understand the sentence in bold above from this article. Source: Ed Sheeran Made A Huge Offer To The 1975 To Open For Him And Matty Healy Said No: ‘It’s Not Worth It’
There’s definitely a ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ kind of thing
Does this mean that they think things are working well, so we shouldn’t change anything?
which is where, listen, we’ve never known what to do and we’ve never tried to do anything.
Does this mean that they’ve never known how to be a big band and they’ve never tried to do anything to become a big band? (For context, they are actually a big band.)