It seems quite ironic that Frank Turner should release this track just after he had to cancel some events due to back problems. Losing Days opens with the lyrics
“Oh my broken battered body,
In the days when I was younger,
Used to fix itself quick sharp,
After every slip and stumble.
But these days I'm collecting scars that don't seem to fade,
Cuts and bruises that won't go away.”
But just like his songs, powerful and energetic, Frank Turner will not be letting the fans down for his highly anticipated Reading and Leeds appearance. He says on his website: “the shows will go ahead, we are working on a plan, and if I have to do them in a goddamn wheelchair I will.”
Losing Days is third single to be taken from the highly acclaimed fifth studio album - produced with Muse collaborator Rick Costey - Tape Deck Heart, which reached number one on the iTunes chart, number two on the Official Chart and also entered the Top Ten on the US iTunes Chart in its week of release.
Losing Days is another track completely void of any sugar coated lyrics, presented in upbeat rhythms and catchy riffs, which can only be truly enjoyed live. It is a song that holds a very reflective note and stresses the importance of living life to the full, but in a non-cheesy way that only Frank can pull off.
The video for Losing Days plays on the lyrics' references to body art and is filmed in a Birmingham tattoo parlour. It sees Frank receiving a tattoo of the track's artwork (from Heather Law, who designed all the artwork for Tape Deck Heart), whilst being filmed, and watched by a fan audience. Very cool. Very rock n’roll.
Losing Days by Frank Turner is out on September 1st 2013 via Xtra Mile Recordings.