Frank Turner – Mittens (Official Music Video)

Frank Turner
Frank Turner

(If you like: Beans on Toast, The Gaslight Anthem, Chuck Ragan) 

It wasn’t until his 2013 record Tape Deck Heart that English folk-punk musician Frank Turner was thrown into mainstream circulation. Since then, he has gone on to release his sixth solo album Positive Songs for Negative People last year, and is now returning with the new Mittens EP on March 4th.

Including a new edit of lead single “Mittens”, the new EP will be launched alongside an interactive website to emphasis the song’s backstory, Turner explains:

“’Mittens’ is a song about taking a risk for someone and letting your guard down. It’s based on a real experience I had where I was bothered about not getting a reply from someone, so I got obsessed with used postcards on a visit to a thrift store in New York. In the end she never did write back, but I like to think the risk was worth it, and I learned from the experience. With that in mind, I thought it would be cool to set up a website where people can send (virtual) postcards to each other, and use the opportunity to say something meaningful, to take a risk, and see what comes back. The video ties in with all of this — and my Elvis obsession — sometimes it’s still worth it, even if you lose.”

His vulnerable songwriting is accentuated by the song’s triumphant conclusion as he sings “We used to fit like mittens, but never like gloves”. You can pre-order the EP now, and catch him on his Canadian tour.

Tour dates: 

02/18 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee
02/19 – Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar
02/20 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
02/22 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
02/23 – London, ON – The London Music Hall
02/24 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
02/25 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crock’s
02/29 – Red Deer, AB – The International Beer Haus
03/01 – Canmore, AB – The Drake Pub
03/02 – Kelowna, BC – Flashbacks
03/03 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
03/05 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
03/06 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/07 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
03/08 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
03/11 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
03/12 – Ottawa, ON – The Bronson Centre
03/13 – Montreal, QC – The Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

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