Frank Turner Details New Album 'Undefeated,' Shares "Do One"

It follows 2022's 'FTHC'

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 25, 2024

After announcing the inaugural Toronto edition of his Lost Evenings festival last month, English singer-songwriter Frank Turner is back with news of his 10th studio album, previewed today by new single "Do One."

Undefeated arrives May 3 via Xtra Mile Recordings. Featuring previous single "No Thank You for the Music," it follows 2022's FTHC and sees Turner's decision to step away from the world of major labels and embrace being an independent artist for the first time in over a decade. It also marks the first time the musician has produced an album himself, recording Undefeated in the home studio he shares with his wife, Jessica Guise, on Mersea Island, Essex.

“There are no clichés about the difficult 10th album, so in some ways, that's a liberating statement," Turner said in a release. "But at the same time, I have a duty to justify writing and releasing a 10th album. That's a lot of records for anybody. Also, I’m 42, which is not a sexy, rock and roll age. But all through my career, I've been interested in writers like Loudon Wainwright III or the Hold Steady — people who write about adulthood, essentially.”

Of the peppy lead single, which straddles the line between pop-punk and power pop, he added, "‘Do One’ is the last song I wrote for the new album, and the first song on that album, as well as the first single. So it’s a summation of what I’m trying to say with this record, a record about survival and defiance, but also one with a sense of fun and self-deprecation. Nineteen years into my solo career, I’m still standing up and putting out some of my best work. It feels good.”

Watch the "Do One" video below, where you'll also find the album tracklist.


1. Do One
2. Never Mind the Back Problems
3. Ceasefire
4. Girl from the Record Shop
5. Pandemic PTSD
6. Letters
7. East Finchley
8. No Thank You for the Music
9. The Leaders
10. International Hide and Seek Champions
11. Show People
12. On My Way
13. Somewhere Inbetween
14. Undefeated

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