A Million Hearts

Songfacts®:

  • This ballad from Travis' ninth studio album finds singer Fran Healy struggling to end a relationship, but the song is really about learning to let go. He told Apple Music: "I think I've gone through my life now 47 years, and when you're a little kid, you fall. You don't try and prevent yourself from making mistakes, and you don't prevent yourself from falling. But the bravest thing of all you can do is to let go. I guess that's what Zen is. Try and just be free, and don't try and control."
  • This features synth work from Jason Lytle of the indie-rock band Grandaddy. Says Healy: "He plays the middle part of that one and goes into outer space. It all goes a bit dreamy and a bit crazy, right in the middle of the song."
  • Returning to the role as the band's primary songwriter, Healy wanted to dig deeper into his craft with 10 Songs. "Now I'm feeling very, very competitive. I feel like I'm going head-to-head with whoever's out there," he told NME. "Styles of music have changed, but the one thing that remains constant and certain is that humans will respond to a song and something that touches them a little bit deeper than something which just comes from the head… I'm a heavyweight at doing that. I'm back in the f--king ring and I'll take you all on – come and get it."

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