The Next Storm

Album: Positive Songs For Negative People (2015)


  • Having wallowed in a dead relationship on his Tape Deck Heart album, Frank Turner wanted to dust himself off and move on. This song, drenched in storm metaphors, was released as the first single from the follow-up set, Positive Songs for Negative People.

    "The image in my head was at the end of The Wizard of Oz where they come out of the shelter," he told Q magazine about the track. "They're still there and there's is a freshness in their survival."
  • Turner said regarding the video: "We somehow managed to convince legendary wrestler and UFC fighter CM Punk to take me on. I won. Nothing staged about it, your honor."
  • Asked by Digital Spy what inspired the Positive Songs for Negative People album title, Turner replied: "I was having a late night drunk conversation with one of my best friends about what it is that I do - and not just necessarily about this record, but about everything that I've been doing in my solo career. That phrase just kind of popped out at some point in the evening, and it just felt right. It felt appropriate to this record and my career generally. It's not an openly po-faced title, there's a bit of a knowing smile and a nod and a wink in there. It just feels like it fits, really."
  • Turner explained the song's meaning to The Sun: "'The Next Storm' is an image for the whole record, really," he said. "Emerging from a storm shelter to find that, while the tornado destroyed the town, you and your family survived, the sun is out, and you can start rebuilding."


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