Hitmakers: Fran Healy reveals the secrets behind Travis' Writing To Reach You

James Hanley

Travis tour their 9x platinum 1999 LP The Man Who in full this month at venues across the UK. Here, frontman Fran Healy tells the story of its Oasis-inspired lead single, Writing To Reach You…

We have to rewind our clocks to Boxing Day 1995. We’d just got a publishing deal and it was one of the coldest winters Glasgow had ever had. We were all living in this flat, but Dougie [Payne, bassist] was yet to join the band.


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