Where You Stand

Album: Where You Stand (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This life-affirming song is the first single and title track from the Scottish Indie band Travis' seventh studio album. It was released on April 30, 2013. The single was accompanied by the shorter radio mix, which also uses more of an orchestration on the chorus.
  • The song was written by Travis bassist Dougie Payne and London singer-songwriter Holly Partridge. The latter wrote, sung and played guitar for female rock band The Shebeats, who have supported Razorlight, Pete Doherty, and the Maccabees amongst others. She has also sung backing vocals for Ben Folds.
  • Holly Partridge penned the lyrics. Vocalist Fran Healy told The Sun: "I think it is about remaining with something even when it isn't working. We often give up at the first sign of difficulty but if you have the will there is always the way."
  • The Where You Stand album was recorded at Ocean Sound Recordings, Giske, in northwest Norway and Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin. The cover photograph was taken out of the door of the Norwegian studio by Healy. He told The Sun: "The cows wandered into that shot and we didn't see them until looking later. We couldn't have placed them better."

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