I think what I love most about this album is how it balances emotions throughout its runtime. "Haven't Been Doing So Well" felt right on for our pandemic era, "Fatheless" a naked and brutal look at growing up with a broken family life, "A Wave Across A Bay" a pitch-perfect tribute to a friend dead from suicide. With all of these different moods and tales, a lesser musician taking them on would invariably misread the tone a bit, but Turner somehow makes it all work. It's a deft musical play and an impressive feat.
This is probably my favorite Frank Turner record since Positive Songs for Negative People and I've kept going back to multiple songs on this throughout the year. Absolutely one of the great releases of 2022.
Songs of note: "Haven't Been Doing So Well," "Fatherless," "A Wave Across a Bay," "The Resurrectionists"