Unlikely Praise From Travis Frontman

The Straits Times reports that while other indie bands eagerly name drop ‘serious’ bands like the Beta Band, Black Flag or even Blur as influences, Travis frontman Fran Healy openly declares his love for boybands and even Britney Spears. He said: “The are great. Hands up. I love them. There’s this guy called Max Martin who just sits and bangs out these absolutely amazing songs for Britney Spears and the . You know that song, ‘I Want It That Way’? I love that one. They just sing it, splash it out the way it should be sung. There’s no ego involved.”


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9 thoughts on “Unlikely Praise From Travis Frontman

  1. jimmypee says:

    There’s a difference between liking the songwriter and liking the puppet singers.

  2. XxmissyxX says:

    Thanks Fran…good guy he is! No hating going on his side of the boat.

  3. danica00 says:

    Your reading comprehension leaves a lot to be desired. He didn’t only praised Max but he also praised “I Want It That Way” and the way BSB sings it.

    “You know that song, ‘I Want It That Way’? I love that one. They just sing it, splash it out the way it should be sung. There’s no ego involved.” That’s cool he can appreciate good music and good singing whatever genre it comes from. Much respect for him for that.

  4. hotstuff says:

    jimmypee’s head is way too far up Christina’s ass for him to b able to see anyone else’s opinion.

  5. shiningstar180 says:

    Travis is such a great band. And to hear that kind of praise from a band I like for a group I like is awesome.

  6. BadAss4Backstreet says:

    Yeah, he was praising Backstreet’s VOCAL ability as well as the writing. At least SOME people on the planet are open to what’s good and what’s not.

    Cool…… ….so we can put HIS name on the long list of people inside the industry and out that have long praised the Backstreet Boys! “You know that song, ‘I Want It That Way’? I love that one. They just sing it, splash it out the way it should be sung. There’s no ego involved.” DAMN STRAIGHT!!! HOWEVER….I AM confused about the whole Britney praise…. He didn’t praise her at all…..he mentioned her name when talking about Max Martin!

  7. BSBfanatic935 says:

    He didn’t just say he liked the song writer, he said they sing it how it should be sung which would be a compliment to BSB. and he said BSB is great, I love them… and AMEN to that! :-)

  8. fyb_0000 says:

    I’ve never heard of this guy but he knows talent when he sees it. He knows that high-voiced flamers named Nsync that dance like penis blowers and have people like Stallion and justanotherbtch listen to them have no talent. I Want It That Way is a great song lyrically and musically and it is higher on any countdown than any homo *NSYNC song.

  9. EricaCartman2 says:

    Whoa for some reason when I first saw this article I thought of Blink 182. But Travis…wow. They are a critically acclaimed very talented band. Thank you, Travis! Pop music is a force to be reckoned with.

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