As It Comes

Album: Wreckorder (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This dramatic waltz is a track from Wreckorder, the debut solo album by Fran Healy, who is the lead singer of the Scottish band Travis. The song features one Paul McCartney on bass.
  • Healy explained to Spin magazine how he ended up getting by with a little help from McCartney: "I wrote this song called As It Comes, and the refrain reminded me of The Beatles. I thought, 'Why don't I get in touch with him?' I know Paul. We met in 2000 on holiday -- we were staying in the same place. Anyway, I thought I should ask, because if I didn't, I'd always wonder if he would have done it. So I sent it to him last July and he did it. People always ask him to sing on their albums, but I don't think he's ever played bass on anyone else's album before."
  • Healy explained on his blog at FranHealy.com that as a way of thanking McCartney, he became a vegetarian. Said Healy: "One of the biggest coups was getting Paul McCartney to play bass on a song. 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. (Healy's wife) Nora and I were sitting and were thinking of a thank you present and I suggested going vegetarian. Our son is already one so it would mean we would all on the same boat. I met Paul at his show in Berlin and told him what we wanted to do. He was visibly flabbergasted. Three days later the Fed Ex man delivered three Linda McCartney cook books."

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