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Monday 08 July 2019

Will We Talk: Sam Fender Gears Up For Debut Album Release Ahead Of Sold-Out Date @ Brighton Dome

Sam Fender, who plays Brighton Dome later this year, has released Will We Talk?, the final single to drop ahead of the release of his forthcoming debut album. 

Sam is a rare talent. A 25-year-old working-class musician from the North who plays every gig as though it might well be his last, and who is fuelled by that seemingly old-school belief that great guitar music still has the power to change lives and influence people.

There's a loose thread that has run through all of Sam's songs to date and that's in the focus of his lyrics. 

Observational, questioning and socially engaged, Sam has an innate gift for simplifying matters of the newsworthy and topical. 

"I have no answers, only questions" he clarifies on the album's title track, Hypersonic Missiles, but there's a simplicity here that seems to be touching and speaking plainly to people. 

Will We Talk? is a heady blast of high-octane, melody-packed rock'n'roll. 


It follows on from Hypersonic Missiles, a song that steers close to the singer-songwriter's oeuvre for impassioned observations about the state of the world around us, commenting on apathy in the face of self-destruction.

 

Sam explains: 

"This song started out when I saw the term 'Hypersonic Missiles' in a newspaper. 

"It's a newly developed Russian missile that travels at something like nine times the speed of sound, which is essentially unstoppable. 

"America currently has no defence against such a weapon, they would be helpless in the wake of an attack, as you have roughly six minutes from the time it is launched to the time it strikes. 
 
"In many ways, Hypersonic Missiles is an unorthodox love song. It's main focus is on the world around the narrator, who is a complete tin foil hatter. 

"They are convinced the world is on its last legs; they know that it is rife with injustice but feel completely helpless and lacking the necessary intelligence to change it while remaining hopelessly addicted to the fruits of consumerism. 
 
"Amongst all the chaos is love and celebration, there is this glimmer of hope that runs through the song, a little notion that no matter what happens, these two people are gonna have a fucking good time regardless of the tyrants that run their world, and regardless of the imminent doom from these 'Hypersonic Missiles'.

Sam Fender's debut album, 'Hypersonic Missiles' is released on the 13th September 2019. For more details CLICK HERE. Sam plays Brighton Dome on 30th November 2019. CLICK HERE for info.

by: Mike Cobley




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