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In the year that has seen the band celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough year, Travis have released their captivating new single ‘Kissing In The Wind’. The track, which was premiered on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, is the band’s first new music since 2016,
Written and produced by front man Fran Healy and mixed by Darrel Thorpe, ‘Kissing In The Wind’ was recorded at RAK Studios in London during September 2019. Originally recorded as a demo to feature in the band’s critically acclaimed film ‘Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis’, the track, wrapped with Fran’s infectious poignant melodies and a beautiful string arrangement, grew into a single across the band’s 2018 tour.
Speaking of the track Fran said, “’Kissing In The Wind’ is the first song from our next studio album. We rehearsed the song while on ‘The Man Who Tour’ last year and it came together really quickly.”
‘Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis’, which won the ‘Audience Award’ at the coveted 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival, follows the band on tour in Mexico in 2016 alongside journalist Wyndham Wallace, whose past disdain for the band is on public record, resulting in an amusing view from one of the band’s most reluctant fans. It airs for the first time on Sky Arts at 10.00pm on December 7th.
To date, the four members of Travis are still very active as a band. The last two years have seen the group release their eighth album – the refreshingly punchy Everything at Once – undertake another hefty world tour, and make a documentary film – the candidly titled Almost Fashionable. Healy, now based in Los Angeles, sums it up: “We’re like a couple who celebrate their 60th anniversary and they’re still in love. It’s all about the relationship. This is the marriage of four men – and it’s hard enough to keep two people interested, never mind four.”
To date Travis have enjoyed two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two BRIT Awards and more than 8 million record sales in their illustrious career.
Travis are singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose.