Turner’s frank release

Frank TurnerThe ex-Million Dead frontman Frank Turner has just aired the title track from new album Be More Kind, which is due out May 4th via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. Turner says, “‘Be More Kind’, is at the heart of the album, both lyrically and musically; when I finished it I could see the rest of the album coming together around it.’’

Produced by ex-White Denim members Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, alongside Charlie Hugall (Florence And The Machine, Halsey), the Be More Kind album was heavily influenced by the poetry of Clive James?, better known as a presenter, broadcaster and comic. He was struck in particular by a line which reads: “I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late”. ‘Be More Kind’ captures Turner reconciling the personal with the political. Says Frank, “A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that’s a lesson that all of us, myself included, could do to learn.”