Frank Turner: Punk music is my 'tribe'
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 April 2013
Frank Turner sees punk music as his "tribe" and makes sure to remain true to his taste when writing his new material
Frank Turner sees punk music as his "tribe".
The singer-songwriter - who was thrust into the limelight after director Danny Boyle chose him to perform at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony last July - admits he still has the same "ethics" towards music now as he did when a teenager and enjoys being able to stick to his roots.
Referring his track 'Four Simple Words', taken from upcoming record 'Tape Deck Heart', Frank said: "[Punk is] my tribe, it's my gang. I tell people [the song is] about dancing but it's really a song about punk rock and the pleasantly surprising revelation that, at 31, my ethics and approach to music are the same as when I was 15."
While remaining true to his taste, Frank also tries to make his songs enjoyable for fans and believes there should be no "barriers" between musical genres in this day and age.
He added to website standard.co.uk: "There's definitely a tradition of rousing singalongs in my music that turn out to be about the dark side of life or heartbreak.
"I think breaking down the barrier between musicians and everyone else is important, it shows people there's no secret password, no clique."
Frank's fifth studio album 'Tape Deck Heart' is out on April 22, with Frank's new single 'Recovery' released Monday April 15.