Sam Fender shares ‘The Borders’, the final song to be dropped ahead of his debut album release next week.
Arguably it’s his most hard-hitting track in a record that’s littered with them. Hypersonic Missiles will be released on the September 13 through Polydor Records.
As has been well-documented, Sam is a British musician who writes cannily about what he sees and has seen around him.
Listen to ‘The Borders’ by Sam Fender on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
‘The Borders’, Sam’s personal favourite on the record, is a chest-punching story that looks a little closer to home. At once deeply personal, traumatic even, Sam tells a story of two boys growing up together and then going their separate ways.
Memories inferred but not directly addressed. It’s a storming tune with a powerful story, as so many of Sam’s songs are.
Hypersonic Missiles is the debut album by Britain’s hottest young prospect, who had a frenetic 2018 that has quickly doubled pace this year. With the BRITs Critics’ Choice award in hand, Tyneside’s new favourite son is now gearing up to introduce his debut record to the world.
It was written, recorded and produced at Fender’s own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields, and recorded alongside long-standing friend and producer, Bramwell Bronte.