A founding member of post hardcore group Million Dead, Frank Turner turned his hand to a more confessional acoustic singer / songwriter style after their demise. Fast forward just over ten years and he has released six albums, played the Olympics, and, with the wit and earnestness of his lyrics, become a bastion of singular songwriting. We spoke to Frank recently about his aim to experiment on his next album, his favourite lyricists, and growing up but not growing old.
“My gut has got me to the place I am”
“A change feels right”
Bob Dylan vs Phil Ochs
Confessional to social / political
“The smarter you are, the less sure of your opinions you are”
“I think that song writing should be a bold enough artform to sustain a conversation about adult themes”
Music by Ealadha.
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