By Ximena Kammel
Frank Turner is a storyteller. His songwriting is a tale of failure and redemption, delivered with punch, excitement, heart and an attitude of “fuck you, I’m not gonna take this lying down.”
His latest album, Positive Songs for Negative People, is fun and virtuous, evoking feelings of raw vulnerability and invincibility all at once. Frank is on a mission to help you feel okay about the mistakes, dust yourself off and get you ready, get you excited for some more of this beautiful thing called life.
Live performances of the new album hold promise for a lively evening. His punk roots come through, mixed in with some hints of core British folk-rock goodness. He keeps the audience on a high, making it very hard to resist not to dance like nobody’s watching.