A further track has just been shared from Frank Turner‘s eighth album, ‘No Man’s Land’, ahead of its release later this month, and this one is called ‘The Hymn Of Kassiani’.
The song was inspired by the life of exiled Byzantine princess, Kassiani, who as a young woman was presented to the Emperor Theophilus as a prospective wife. Having met a derogatory comment from the Emperor with a withering rejoinder, she was by way of punishment, sent away to a nunnery where she gradually rose to become its abbess, and was where she spent the rest of her life writing hymns, many of which still exist today in the Greek Orthodox canon.
You can give ‘The Hymn Of Kassiani’ a listen below.
His eighth album, ‘No Man’s Land’, is set to be released on August 16th 2019 on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records.