Travis Premieres New Video for ‘Valentine,’ Directed by Front Man Fran Healy (Watch)


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Last week, acclaimed Scottish rock band Travis debuted a new song, “Valentine,” a preview of the group’s upcoming album, 10 Songs.

On Wednesday, the band premiered a music video for the song. Directed by front man Fran Healy, the “Valentine” music video was shot by Newton Thomas Segal, with lighting design by Gigi Pedron, lighting technician for Queens Of The Stone Age, and was filmed in Aspect Lighting’s car park in Los Angeles.

Explained Healy of the inspiration behind the video:

“The idea came from the lyric, “If I lie here, I might die here, I may lay here for a while.” I saw me lying on the ground for the duration using our drone to look down on me and maybe have stuff happen while I lay there.” He continues, “It expanded from here to have lights and a second camera. Again, Covid-19 made this a tricky shoot and not being able to shoot with the band meant getting stunt doubles in who I’ve dressed as ghosts and now in this, they look like urban guerrillas with their balaclavas, shades and black clothes!”

“Valentine” is the third song released thus far from 10 Songs, which will be out on Oct. 9 via BMG. Here’s “A Ghost”:

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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