Stylish; sexy; a future fan favourite
Jessie Atkinson
11:28 8th July 2020

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Travis have shared a stylish new single from their forthcoming album 10 Songs. 'Valentine' is the second taste of October's ninth studio album. It arrives today with news that a limited-edition 10" vinyl of the single will be available to buy. 

Loose, open strings introduce the three-minute cut, which soon falls into a soundscape of sexily lazy guitars and emphatic, vulnerable vocals. It's all very stylish. 

Written and recorded at RAK Studios by frontman Fran Healy, this is going to be a popular song with fans...

On the new sounds, Healy said: “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.”

10 Songs was announced in June with the single 'A Ghost'. The album will also feature recent single 'Kissing In The Wind' and eight other original compositions. Grandaddy's Jason Lytle plays synth on the record, and there's also a star turn from The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs. 

10 Songs Tracklist

1. Waving At The Window
2. The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs)
3. Valentine
4. Butterflies
5. A Million Hearts
6. A Ghost
7. All Fall Down
8. Kissing In The Wind
9. Nina's Song
10. No Love Lost

10 Songs arrives 9 October via BMG

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