Somewhere on this blog (on the ‘About Me’ page, I think) I wrote that this blog won’t all be about Frank Turner. But right now … it so totally is and I make no apologies for that.
Frank released the first new song (+ video) of his upcoming album this evening and I’m thrilled and happy and giddy and excited and everything and more that he chose “Get Better” to be the first song. Because it already means so much to me since I first heard it 278 days and about 18 hours ago *g* at a festival in Dudelange, Luxembourg.
I loved every little thing about this song: The powerful sound even with just Frank playing his acoustic guitar. The beautiful lyrics full of figurative language “the numbers tangled up in your sums”. The message of trying to get better, to be more positive, be happier, to leave all the crappy things and people that have happened behind and look forward. Quoting myself from the post I wrote last year:
I listened to it last night at this show and I tried with all my heart to soak it all in, because it felt like a song I really needed to hear at this point in my life. In an almost uncanny kind of way.
I can’t remember all the times I started a blog post with “I’m feeling off/weird etc.” in the past few months/year. Not exactly feeling bad or miserable, but not quite at my best either. I know I WANT to feel better and I think I might know how to get there. But it’s still kind of neat to think that this new song might be my “song for the road”, on the path of getting better!
I don’t know if I’m really better yet. I know I still worry to much about insignificant things. I doubt myself too much. I’m scared too often. But what I do know is, that this song definitely became my first choice whenever I need something to make myself feel better. To remind myself that it will get better. And jumping around to it in my flat or singing along to it with from the top of my lungs in my car, is quite therapeutic, let me tell you.
So I was keeping my fingers crossed for this song to be the first released and for the album version living up – or best case scenario – to exceed the already awesome sound of the live version (which I had found on Youtube). And what can I say? It does sound even better. It’s so freaking awesome. I’m over the moon. Seriously!
Up until now I thought that my favourite song to sing along at shows would forever be “I Still Believe”. But, it will now have to move over, because “Get Better” will be the song I’m going to scream my heart out to. At the Royal Albert Hall. In 9 days and a few hours. I can’t freaking wait!
Oh, and the video is pretty awesome, too, I think :-)