Ahead of recording his new soul album as Mr Jukes, Jack Steadman, frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club, made a global voyage of discovery from cargo ships to Japanese ‘kissas'. He shares his travel snaps
In early 2015, I decided to travel to north America, but travelling east and without flying. I had been touring non-stop for the previous two years and wanted some time to myself. I'm a bit of a rail fan and had always wanted to take the Trans-Siberian railway – I like the feeling of idleness while still moving forward. I took a cargo ship from China to Canada for that same reason. When you're in your studio and you fail to come up with anything good, you feel unproductive, but put that studio on to a moving vessel and you can feel much more positive about your daily progress (even if you barely come up with a melody).