On his latest single, “A Wave Across A Bay,“ Frank Turner pays tribute to his late friend Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. The song opens with Turner singing of a final, dreamlike encounter with his old friend, which is ironic as he notes that neither of them would believe in such an occurrence “given that both of us are atheists.” Turner then paints an evocative image of Hutchison in his final moments, during which he finally finds the peace that had so cruelly eluded him. Despite the evident pain, the song finds Turner coming to terms with Hutchison’s decision with understanding and acceptance.
Turner says, "I still miss my friend Scott everyday. His passing left such a huge hole in so many lives. I wrote this song in his honour and memory — it was hard to write and record, but I think it does the man some small justice.”
"A Wave Across A Bay” is released with the blessing of Scott’s younger brother Grant. Turner first performed the song shortly after Hutchison’s death in 2020 during a set of Frightened Rabbit covers. The livestream show raised funds for the children and young people's mental health charity Tiny Changes, which was set up by the Hutchison family to help provide every child with “the opportunity to lead happy and fulfilled lives as adults.”
Frank Turner is set to release his brand new studio album, FTHC, on Friday, February 11 via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor.