Ode To J. Smith – A Dark Fairy Tale?

8 10 2008

Travis anunció hace algunos meses de manera sorpresiva un nuevo album, cuando se supo el título de éste se comenzó a preguntar quien era ese tal J. Smith. Hace algunos días Fran Healy, vocalista y líder de la banda, escribió una breve explicación sobre el album. En resumen se trata de un disco sobre el dia de una persona llamada J. Smith, cada canción representa algo de ese dia aunque el tracklist no tiene ningún orden cronológico. Debajo les dejo la explicación más amplia de esto. Por cierto, Ode To J. Smith estaría a la venta en nuestro país hasta noviembre, sin embarg el album estará disponible en las tiendas la próxima semana; aunque estoy seguro que en estos días ya lo podrán ver en algunas sucursales.

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Ode To J. Smith – A Dark Fairy Tale?

The album is about a day in the life of some guy. I called him J.Smith.

Each song is a scene from this day. For instance, in Broken Mirror I saw him standing in front of his smashed mirror after he’s punched it out. He’s lost the will to live and is asking it in the classic fairy tale way to tell him what to do. But all he sees is himself, reflected in the shattered glass. “Mirror Mirror on the wall…”

Also the running order isn’t chronological. We felt that we wanted to mix it up. However, the first song is the first scene and the last song is the last scene.

To get the most out of this record, you should listen to it like you would read a book. It works as individual songs but there is also a narrative present.

The idea of writing a record in this way inpired us to use art work from old novels. Hence our use of a couple of classic penguin book covers.
That’s it. Enjoy.


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