Update: Hear the Healy-McCartney song here.
It’s almost so easy to hurl insults at a band like Travis that a big part of me can’t help but love ‘em. Frontman Fran Healy and company place themselves readily into the fray, after all, and there’s hits in them hills, so STFU, I say. These Glaswegians get it.
Case in point: Healy has an album in the works, according to his blog (via So Much Silence via @Crumbler), and he’s tapped the best living singer, Neko Case, plus the best living Beatle, Paul McCartney, for cameo performances on his first solo album, Wreckorder.
“One of the biggest coups was getting Paul McCartney to play bass on a song,” wrote Healy. “I’m not sure what non McCartney songs he’s played bass on but I couldn’t think of many. Anyways his bassline is brilliant.” Take that, Ozzy! Healy also shared a demo to new song “Holiday” and provided a muted video of Neko Case laying down some vocals in the studio after a 3-day drive from Arizona for the sessions.
The record isn’t done yet, so we don’t have a release date, label, or tracklist to share, but (based on the info above) this thing will be a winner, right?