Frank Turner Refused to Collaborate With Taylor Swift on His Upcoming Album
British singer-songwriter Frank Turner is preparing to release his sixth solo album, Positive Songs For Negative People, on Aug. 6, and the record nearly featured a guest appearance from Taylor Swift... except Turner thought that was "a f---ing rubbish idea."
The album features "Silent Key" – a track about Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. Turner's label, Polydor, wanted the song to feature Taylor Swift, who had previously worked with the album's producer, Butch Walker. But Turner was not a fan of the idea.
I wanted the end [of the song] to be sung by an American woman [pretending] to be Christa. The record label were suggesting some of the more famous people that Butch has worked with, like, f---ing Taylor Swift. No contact was ever made but they were like, 'Let's ask Taylor'. I was like, 'That's a f---ing rubbish idea.'