Travis have been speaking about their new album â€˜The Boy With No Nameâ€™ and say its them back to basics.
Frontman Fran Healy has described the long-player, released on May 7, as â€œrockyâ€ but with some â€œsweet and popâ€ moments too.
He told Steve Lamacq on BBC6music: â€œThis album has all the facets of us, and some new ones. Itâ€™s rocky and then itâ€™s pop and sweet too.
â€œAfter a time of feeling stuck we feel we can do anything. Weâ€™ve come through the dark places and it feels like weâ€™ve found our muse once moreâ€.
Healy continued: â€œWeâ€™ve gone back to what we do best, and that is what is from the heart, Dougie (Payne) puts it best by saying it is â€˜guarded optimismâ€™.â€
The singer also revealed that the album will be preceded by the single â€˜Closerâ€™ on April 23.
Although the band produced the album themselves, they turned to long-term collaborator and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for some advice.