Band Travis’ eight studio album Everything At Once drops today, alongside a film directed by frontman Fran Healy and edited by our own talented Sarah Iben!
The film Everything At Once, which premiered at SXSW this year, features eight music videos, one for each of the album’s singles, all connected with a common thread.
Frontman turned director Fran Healy spoke about his inspiration for the film and his filmmaking process:
‘I watched a few movies in 2015 while recording our new album which inspired me to perhaps try something a bit more visually ambitious this time around. One was Wild Tales, an Argentinian film which is made up of 6 discreet shorts which all loosely connect, another was Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa and finally i saw the German movie Victoria, which scooped all the awards at last years German Baftas. It’s a feature shot entirely in one take. This was the main catalyst. I thought if someone can shoot a full 2 hour feature in one take with no cuts, it wouldn’t be far fetched for me to try and make a movie which connected all the main songs on our record.’
‘So I hired young up and coming producer Elena Winterer and persuaded the hottest new DP in Germany Cristian Pirjol and my friend Sarah Iben who is one of the best editors in the US and a crew of amazing film makers including the lighting guy from Victoria, to bring it all to life. It’s been the coolest most creative time i’ve ever had and the best thing i think i’ve ever been a part of.’ – Fran Healy, 2016
Check out the album, and let the sweet sounds of Travis take you into the weekend!