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:
- Least Of All Young Caroline
- Little Aphrodite
- Cleopatra In Brooklyn
- 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