New from Travis: Stream ‘Valentine,’ from Scottish Band’s New Album ’10 Songs’ Due Out 10/9


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Travis, the Glasgow-based band that formed in 1990 and was instrumental in inspiring later acts such as Keane and Coldplay, will release a new album, 10 Songs, on Oct. 9 via BMG.

The band has premiered a trio of songs from the album as a preview. The latest, “Valentine,” bursts with rhythmic sway and vocals from Fran Healy:

Said Healy of the song:

“Valentine was recorded as a predominately live performance in December 2019 at Rak studios in London. It’s the closest Travis have gotten sonically to our debut album, Good Feeling. Alex Harvey-esque.”

The song joins fellow pre-release tune “A Ghost,” which premiered in early June:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gArvGIQHdU

And “Kissing in the Wind”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBq3s6c-iS4

10 Songs will be the ninth studio album from Travis and the follow-up to 2016’s Everything At Once.

Travis earned international acclaim for both 1997’s The Man Who and 2001’s The Invisible Band, earning the band a reputation for its solid songwriting and the earnestness of its music — and, as previously mentioned, paving the way, so to speak, for future acts such as Coldplay.

More on Travis’ legacy, per a news release:

It’s been twenty-five years since the four members of Travis first set foot in a Glaswegian rehearsal room. At various points along the trajectory between then and now, the band have sold millions of albums, they’ve been the subject of the award-winning feature length documentary Almost Fashionable and Fran has elicited acclaim from Paul McCartney, Elton John and Graham Nash – all songwriters whose ability to divine a timeless melody out of thin air has sustained them through the decades.



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