Travis release 'Kissing In The Wind', new single will feature in documentary 'Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis'
The 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough year sparks for the romantically infectious Travis, bringing in new celebrations with the release of their new single 'Kissing In The Wind'
Premiered on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, Travis have released their captivating new single 'Kissing In The Wind'. Their first new music since 2016, the release ties in with the band's 20th anniversary of their breakthrough year.
Written and produced by frontman 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, nestled in Healy’s illustration of comfort beneath a poignant demonstration of melodies and a beautiful string arrangement, grew into a single across the band’s 2018 tour.
The single will now feature in the film. Healy 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’ won the ‘Audience Award’ at the coveted 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and it follows the band's 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 on December 7 at 10.00 p.m.
The four members of Travis, comprising of singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose, are still an active force as a band. The last two years have had us witness the release of their eighth album - the refreshingly punchy 'Everything at Once' - embark on another hefty world tour, and make a documentary film.
Healy, now based in Los Angeles, concludes: “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 fashioned two No. 1 LPs, five Top 10 singles, two BRIT Awards and more than eight million record sales in their eminent and luminous career. Listen to 'Kissing In The Wind' here.