last year’s jams: recovery;

and I’ve been waking in the morning just like every other day
and just like every boring blues song I get swallowed by the pain
and so I fumble for your figure in the darkness just to make it go away.
but you’re not lying there any longer and I know that that’s my fault
so I’ve been pounding on the floor and I’ve been crawling up the walls
and I’ve been deepening my darkness with serotonin boosters, cider and some kind of smelling salts

Of course, the genius of Frank Turner is that the gorgeous misery-poetry of those lyrics is buried beneath an incredibly catchy, singalong refrain and indie-shuffle danceable riff – all of which is reflected perfectly by a glitchy, split-screen, part-animated video. “Recovery” is the first single from new album Tape Deck Heart, due out on 22nd April – but you can get it as an instant download, along with exclusive live versions of new songs “Oh Brother” and “Plain Sailing Weather”, if you preorder the album on iTunes now.

Which, presumably, you won’t want to do if you have already preordered the album in a physical format through Turner’s webstore, as I have. H8 you, multimedia world!




  1. Stevie
    March 14, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    It can’t just be me that that thinks this is, well, a little dull and predictable? Not that he has ever been ground breaking, but it just seems so by numbers. Maybe it will grow on me as part of the whole album, we shall wait and see. Sxx

    • March 15, 2013 / 10:14 am

      I get what you’re saying, and if it hadn’t been for the lyrics I don’t think I’d have had much to say about the track on its own. We’ll just need to see how it fits with the rest of the album!