Frank Turner Releases ‘Mittens’ EP on March 4

Frank Turner releases Mittens EP on March 4th. It features a new mix of the title track plus four songs.

Directed by Turner’s close friend Ben Morse, the video starring Turner as a slow-motion Elvis, is available now. Watch it below.

Turner is launching the EP alongside a new interactive website that echoes the song’s backstory.

Mittens is a song about taking a risk for someone and letting your guard down,” Turner says. “It’s based on a real experience I had where I was bothered about not getting a reply from someone, so I got obsessed with used postcards on a visit to a thrift store in New York. In the end she never did write back, but I like to think the risk was worth it, and I learned from the experience. With that in mind, I thought it would be cool to set up a website where people can send (virtual) postcards to each other, and use the opportunity to say something meaningful, to take a risk, and see what comes back. The video ties in with all of this — and my Elvis obsession — sometimes it’s still worth it, even if you lose.”

The original version of Mittens appears on Turner’s current album, the Butch Walker-produced Positive Songs For Negative People.

The Mittens EP track-listing:

  1. Mittens
  2. Least Of All Young Caroline
  3. Little Aphrodite
  4. Cleopatra In Brooklyn
  5. The Armadillo

Frank Turner’s upcoming dates are as follows: 

03/27   Hinckley, MN              Grand Casino

03/14   New Haven, CT           College Street Music Hall

03/15   New York, NY              NY Society for Ethical Culture / book event

03/17   Gainesville, FL             High Dive

03/18   Miami, FL                    Salty Dog Cruise with Flogging Molly

05/05   Brooklyn, NY               The Grid Music Festival @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Solo Acoustic)

05/06   New York, NY              The Grid Music Festival @ Webster Hall (Solo Acoustic)

05/21   Dallas, TX                    Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival