Travis follow the release of their critically acclaimed new album, 10 Songs, by sharing ‘Nina’s Song’ as the latest single to be taken from the LP.
Featuring the exquisite string arrangements of long-time collaborator Sally Herbert, the emotional piano driven song was influenced by Nina Stibbe’s novel ‘Man at The Helm’.
Speaking of the track lead singer Fran Healy said “It’s a story about three kids whose dad walks out and they set about finding a new one. It made me recall when I was little, being desperate to have a dad and asking my mum if she could go to the dad shop and get one. It’s a song to anyone who wishes they had a dad and a reminder to anyone who has a good one to not take them for granted.”
Listen to ‘Nina’s Song’ by Travis on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Charting at #1 in Scotland and the Top 5 in the UK Official Album Chart, 10 Songs has been widely praised across the board with Uncut noting the “poignant pull” of the band and the Sunday Times praising their “enduring ability to concoct indelible melodies and timeless songs.”
Highlights include the stellar ‘The Only Thing’ featuring Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, the melancholic ‘All Fall Down’ and the Top 12 airplay hit, ‘A Ghost’, which was the band’s highest airplay chart position since 2003.
— Travis (@TravisBand) October 9, 2020
Co-produced by both Fran and Robin Baynton (Coldplay, Florence & The Machine), and recorded at RAK Studio, 10 Songs is about the way life comes at love and what love does to weather those challenges.
It’s grown-up. There’s sizzling synergy in abundance and benefits from the almost psychic sense of mutual attunement that comes from being in a band whose line-up hasn’t changed in its entire collective lifetime.