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Frank Turner Makes America Great Again

UK Rocker Releases Timely New Song

In my humble opinion, Frank Turner is one of the most compelling rock songwriters on the planet.  He’s been creating compelling, meaningful rock ‘n roll for the past decade.  Today, he released a new single/video that asks, “What is great about America?”

The song itself is a bit more poppy than the Frank Turner tracks that I most enjoy. Still, it has just enough snarl and poignant lyrics to be impactful.

In the video, Turner, dressed snazzily with a dashing bow tie, stops people on the streets of Austin, TX and asks them to share their thoughts.  Neat concept, and the messaging is pretty damn cool.  At the end of the day, it’s proof that despite some idiotic politicians and horrific media coverage, there is still plenty to love about our great country.

“This is obviously one of the more provocatively-titled songs I’ve released in recent years, but in a way, I’m not kidding. America is bloody great, one of my favourite countries in the world. Much like back at home, they’ve had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it. And for the video, I thought I’d make some new friends (in Texas!) to help out with the suggestions.”

“Make America Great Again” will be released on Turner’s forthcoming album Be More Kind available May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor UK /Interscope Records.

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