English folk-punk Frank Turner unveiled the first single off his forthcoming album Tape Deck Heart. For those unversed in the ways of Turner, he takes the traditional english folk formula and turns it way up, infusing heartfelt and heavily relatable lyrics with biting angst of punk rock. This new song, entitled Recovery, rests a little on the lighter side of Turner's material. While not delving too far into the gentler acoustic ballad territory, the song presents somewhat downtrodden lyrics hidden beneath a somewhat poppy, punk-infused folk jam. It's a shining example of Turner's seamless meshing of unlikely genres.
Over past releases, Turner has tweaked and tinkered with the formula, sometimes leaning more towards the soft-spoken folk side with passionate love theses, others he yells and belts angry anthems of reform and tongue-in-cheek observation. And sometimes he teeters haphazardly on the edge of the two. No song is a better example of his dastardly combination of the two unlikely allied genres than Four Simple Words, another new track off his upcoming release. While Recovery shows Frank at his upbeat and easy-going, this song is fast, loud and rude. Check them both out and get stoked for Tape Deck Heart!