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Be More Kind Coming May 4


01 May 2018 (Toronto, ON) Frank Turner is sharing “Little Changes”, the latest new track lifted from his forthcoming album, Be More Kind, out May 4 through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The new track arrives close on the tail of Turner’s recently announced Be More Kind 2019 tour, a string of arena dates which will include London’s Alexandra Palace on 3rd February 2019. Listen to “Little Changes” HERE.


The nucleus of “Little Changes” -  one of Turner’s personal favourites from Be More Kind -  was formed in part by his own experience of the positive impact of cognitive behavioural therapy. Speaking about the track, Turner says: “It started out as a simple folk song about relationships, in particular drawing on my experiences with CBT therapy in the last couple of years - the idea of trying to make small, practical adjustments to your life, which can add up to something significant. Over time, the music grew in a really interesting, early 80s pop direction, and the metaphor of the lyric grew into something more expansive.”


Be More Kind 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 is currently amidst the first leg of the Be More Kind World Tour, which sees him playing 120 dates 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