Sam Fender has shared a mesmerising new single, ‘Get You Down’, the third track to be lifted from his forthcoming second album, Seventeen Going Under, out on 8 October.
Following Sam’s stunning return with chest-pumping first single and title track, ‘Seventeen Going Under’, ‘Get You Down’ launches like a rocket to the heart, as Sam turns the mirror on himself for source material. It’s a hypnotic, pulsating taster to one of the most anticipated records of the year.
“The whole record is about growing up and the self-esteem issues that you carry into your adult life, this song in particular is about how insecurity has affected my relationships. Definitely one of the more personal ones.” says Sam Fender.
Listen to ‘Get You Down’ by Sam Fender on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.
Whilst Seventeen Going Under is a more intensely personal record than Hypersonic Missiles, it’s lost none of Sam’s acute sense of observation. It’s a brave, defiant, celebratory record and an inspiring one too. Like only truly great songwriters can, Sam turns his own experience into art that speaks to, and resonates with all of us. These are stunning songs that arrow straight to, and straight from, the heart.
North Shields is the ever-present backdrop for these deeply personal vignettes of a young life travelling breathlessly from nought to sixty, hauling on the brakes and zipping back again from where he started. Over the course of the record, these stunning songs chronicle all the cherished memories, tricky encounters, and events that Sam cannot unsee.
Returning to the live arena, Sam’s already performed to tens of thousands of fans with euphoric, show-stealing sets at the Reading & Leeds Festivals and Boardmasters. The festival appearances weave through a sold-out headline tour that finds Sam playing Brixton Academy and two nights at Alexandra Palace. The tour also finds Sam back in Newcastle to headline the Arena in November.