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Frank Turner Reveals New Music Video and First Single, “Blackout”, From His Upcoming Album, Be More Kind, Out May 4

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Frank Turner Reveals New Music Video and First Single, “Blackout”, From His Upcoming Album, Be More Kind, Out May 4

Be More Kind is Available for Pre-Order Now

16 March 2018 (Toronto, ON) Frank Turner has revealed “Blackout”, the first single from his new album Be More Kind today. The song “is new territory for me, musically - a song you could even play in a club,” says Turner. “It's about how we might collectively respond to social dislocation and collapse.” The accompanying video was directed by Michael Baldwin and shot on the George Lucas stage at the famous Elstree Studios. Watch the official music video for “Blackout” HERE.

Be More Kind, out May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. “I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,” says Turner.

After his stripped-down, live-sounding previous album, Positive Songs for Negative People, Turner wanted to try a new approach for his next record. With this in mind, he recruited producers Charlie Hugall (Florence And The Machine, Halsey) and White Denim’s Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions, and shake up the dynamics within his band.

Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called “Leçons Des Ténèbres”: “I should have been more kind. It is my fate / To find this out, but find it out too late.” “It devastated me the first time I read it,” Turner says. “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.” Pre-order Be More Kind HERE.

Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. See the full list of Canadian dates below.

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Frank Turner – Be More Kind

  1. Don't Worry
  2. 1933
  3. Little Changes
  4. Be More Kind
  5. Make America Great Again
  6. Going Nowhere
  7. Brave Face
  8. There She Is
  9. 21st Century Survival Blues
  10. Blackout
  11. Common Ground
  12. The Lifeboat
  13. Get It Right

Canadian Dates:

  • Jul 8 -   Imperial Bell, Québec City
  • Jul 9 -   Festival D’été International, Québec City
  • Sep 8 -  The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
  • Sept 9 - Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria
  • Sept 11 – Winspear Centre, Edmonton
  • Sept 12 – MacEwan Hall, Calgary
  • Sept 14 – O’Brians, Saskatoon
  • Sept 15 – Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg
  • Sept 18 – London Music Hall, London
  • Sept 19 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
  • Sept 20 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
  • Sept 22 – Corona Theatre, Montréal
  • Sept 24 – Bronson Centre, Ottawa