VIDEO: Frank Turner – ‘Josephine’
Frank Turner has today revealed the starkly affecting video for his new single ‘Josephine’. ‘Josephine’ is the second single to be taken from the singer-songwriter’s critically-acclaimed sixth album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’. A barnstorming rock anthem, it was recorded with his long-standing backing band The Sleeping Souls. “It’s a song about the search of the elusive perfect other, if he or she even exists,” says Turner, “and it’s also my favourite set of lyrics on the new album.” Watch the video below.
‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ feels like the triumphant culmination of a decade’s work for the prolific troubadour and has cemented Turner’s place as one of the country’s most cherished artists working today. The album entered the album charts at number two. Turner was only denied his first number one by the release of Dr Dre’s first studio album in 16 years. After spending much of his early solo career sofa-surfing his way round the country on extensive tours of small venues, Turner now plays the biggest halls in the land but has never lost that emotional connection with his crowd. ‘Josephine’ aptly demonstrates his way of combining the raucous and melodic. Like the rest of ‘Positive Songs…’, it was recorded in Nashville with Butch Walker.
He will return to the UK in November for a series of dates that will see him play to over 35,000 fans, including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The tour dates are:
Thu 05 Nov 2015 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
Fri 06 Nov 2015 – Southampton Guildhall
Sat 07 Nov 2015 – Southampton Guildhall
Mon 09 Nov 2015 – Falmouth Princess Pavillion
Tue 10 Nov 2015 – Falmouth Princess Pavillion
Fri 13 Nov 2015 – Glasgow Barrowland
Sat 14 Nov 2015 – Newcastle University
Sun 15 Nov 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Mon 16 Nov 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Wed 18 Nov 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Thu 19 Nov 2015 – Sheffield Academy
Sat 21 Nov 2015 – Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 22 Nov 2015 – Bristol Colston Hall
Mon 23 Nov 2015 – Manchester Academy
Tue 24 Nov 2015 – Manchester Academy
Thu 26 Nov 2015 – London Alexandra Palace