Wednesday 14 July 2021

ALBUM NEWS: Sam Fender - 'Seventeen Going Under'

You might have seen me posting about it on social media, but if not... I'm delighted to share that I've just started an internship with the lovely folk at Chalk Press. They're a PR agency who work with a whole bunch of my favourite artists, and whose work I've long admired via the blog. All the years of rambling here might just about be paying off? I'd warn of some upcoming favouritism of Chalk artists, but that's always been the case. The quality is off the scale. I started last week, just in time for the return of one of the biggest artists on the roster, the one and only Sam Fender

It's almost two years since Sam released his debut record Hypersonic Missiles, which went straight to number 1 in the charts. After a couple of re-listens this week, I can confirm that much like a fine wine (or so I'm told) it has aged beautifully... and I am very much looking forward to the release of his sophomore record Seventeen Going Under in October. The title track debuted as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBCR1 last week with a really insightful interview with Sam (listen here.) I've been finding myself constantly returning to the new track - take a look at the video below!

The new record will be released via Polydor Records and was recorded in North Shields and produced with Bramwell Bronte. Sam describes it as "a coming of age story. It's about growing up. It's a celebration of life after hardship, and it's a celebration of surviving." It's an introspective record, deeply personal, and yet resonant. Can't wait to hear more - and for everybody else to get to! 

Pre-order Seventeen Going Under here - due 8th October.

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