Monday, 22 April 2013

DARLING, SWEET LOVER, WON'T YOU HELP ME TO RECOVER

Photograph by Existation
Frank Turner's new album, Tape Deck Heart, came out today. I pre-ordered that shit, so much to my delight, my copy landed on my doormat on Friday. I played it pretty much non-stop over the weekend and the songs have been swimming around my head all day at work.

It is an amazing album. A classic heartbreak record. Not just romantic heartbreak, but heartbreak in all forms. It's about lost love, lost friends, growing up and letting go. It's a record about change. All things that I relate to heavily, as letting go of the past is something I have always sucked at. Growing up is something that I am definitely sucking at right now. And as for romantic heartbreak, it likes to continually sucker punch me just as I think that my cold dead heart is beginning to show signs of life.

It's an album that has made me think about that one person that I probably should have stopped thinking about by now. It has made me reflect on things that I thought I was done reflecting on. Scabs will eventually heal, even if you do keep picking at them, but the scars will be there forever.

Tape Deck Heart has sucker punched me, but in the best possible way. That is the sign of a good song writer, right? One who can drag you through the mire with them, pull you out of the other side, and leave you with a sense of hope. Because we all need a little hope.

 

14 comments:

  1. This video is great! Blogging it.

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  2. Ugggggh such a gorgeous album start to finish. I've been a bit obsessed with it, too. Tell Tale Signs is absolute perfection, definitely a complete sucker punch moment for every beautiful second of that song. I could go on and on about that one for so many reasons. Like DAYUMN. SO MUCH LOVE FOR FRANK TURNER.

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    1. It makes me so happy that you like Frank Turner, too. And I agree, Tell Tale Signs is a beautiful song. Plain Sailing Weather is my current favourite, so self-deprecating it's wonderful.

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  3. DID YOU KNOW...that if i just type in "inpersuitofexpression.com" i get a page not found error? same with "http://inpersuitofexpression.com" ...apparently it needs the www. WEIRD! I also can't seem to get your recent posts to show up in my blog's sidebar widget. It says there's no RSS feed found. IT HURTS MY HEART.



    I think (I theeeeeeeenk) that you're going to like my latest letter to you.

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    1. AHHHHH thanks for letting me know. I thought I'd solved that particular problem but it turns out that I haven't. GOD DAMN IT! WHY IS NOTHING EVER SIMPLE?!?

      and of course I will love your letter! I'm ridiculously excited for the X-Files episode guide.

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    2. hahahaha wanna know why it didn't work? probably because my dumbass spelled it wrong. PURSUIT NOT PERSUIT. Come onnnn Hannaaaaa

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  4. This is one of my favorite things about having random blogs on my feed with all kinds of awesome people: you get introduced to some really cool shit. Listening now~

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  5. Hey look, it's my photo! LOVE what you did with it. You, too, have gained a new follower, sir. Awesome blog. =]

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    1. Why thank you, I'm glad you approve! XD

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  6. BRB, sucking this lately! (That is a good thing by the way) As you so brilliantly said I preordered the shit out of this album. Great blog, would massively love if you glanced at mine as I jump on this blogging band wagon and offered any advice! http://thecultureidiot.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I'm all about getting dragged through the mire. But I've got a challenge for you. Start now: Make a summer 2013 mix and we'll exchange in late August. Even better! Let's get together a blogging ring of summer 2013 mixes---sound cool?

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    1. I think this was possibly the best idea you have ever had. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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  8. '...that has made me think about that one person that I probably should have stopped thinking about by now. It has made me reflect on things that I thought I was done reflecting on. '

    If you ever figure out how to stop thinking about someone, and stop reflecting on things from the past; give us a shout.
    x

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