Thu, 25 Nov 2021 07:00:05 GMT
The songwriter’s fractious relationship with his parent led to them becoming estranged for almost a decade – but after her transition, Miranda is reconnecting her son, who has written a song for her
A north London pub, walls dripping vinyl. Fingers white on an acoustic guitar, spittle roared on to microphone. For folk-punk star Frank Turner, it’s a gig like hundreds he has played on his 17-year path from squat parties to arenas. The song, though, is unlike any he’s performed before.
“My father is called Miranda these days,” he sings. “She’s a proud transgender woman and my resentment has started to fade …”