Frank Turner has announced the title of his forthcoming sixth LP.
The folk-punk singer-songwriter released his last record ‘Tape Deck Heart’ in April 2013, now confirming that its follow-up will be called ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’.
“I’m very excited to finally be allowed to bring you all more news of my forthcoming new album. ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ is a record about defiance, about picking yourself up when you’re down, and the title reflects that,” the former Million Dead frontman wrote on Facebook. “A proper release date, full artwork, singles and videos will all be coming your way very soon. For now, keep you you eyes peeled for news of some US live shows landing imminently.”
Turner has already unveiled a track from the release, with ‘Get Better’ dropping in March.
Discussing the upcoming album’s sound, Turner previously told NME, “I’m really happy with the production… I knew I wanted it to be a live, raw record. The missing piece of the puzzle was [producer] Butch Walker.” The LP was recorded in nine days in Nashville at the end of 2014. “I play electric guitar on more than half the record, including ‘Get Better’,” added Turner.
The album will feature a guest appearance from singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson on a song about Christa McAuliffe, the primary school teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. It also features a track called ‘The Angel Islington’ which picks up where ‘Broken Piano’, the final song of Turner’s last album, 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’, left off.
Meanwhile, Frank Turner has confirmed that his ninth straight appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival this year will be an official record. Turner will play the festival without his Sleeping Souls band, headlining the Festival Republic Stage with a special solo appearance in August.