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9 June 2020

A Ghost

by Andrew MacGregor

Travis: “A Ghost” - 3 mins 47s

Fans of David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ will appreciate this jaunty Travis promo, which sees frontman Fran Healy turn director and animator to boot. The boiler-suited Healy’s multitasking pays off as he gives the soft rock veterans a distinctive new look.

Locked-down bandmates Andy Dunlop, Dougie Payne, and Neil Primrose are represented by comedy ghosts - under white sheets with eye holes.

Lyrically, ‘A Ghost’ brims with optimism ("It’s easier to be alive/Than hide under your pillow/While your life is passing you by"). Healy’s spectral visuals are witty, playful, and, above all, invigorating.

Cinematographer: Clay Kryst
Editor: Sarah Iben @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Matt Osborne @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Animation Director: Fran Healy

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