DEBUT ALBUM, HYPERSONIC MISSILES, SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 13
02 JULY 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Sam Fender is pleased to share, "Will We Talk?", the final single to drop ahead of his forthcoming debut album this Summer. Hypersonic Missiles is set for release on September 13 via Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, moving back from its original August release date.
Listen to "Will We Talk?" HERE
Pre-order Hypersonic Missiles HERE
"Will We Talk?" is a heady blast of high-octane, melody-packed, smash’n’grab rock’n’roll that launches from the traps at full pelt and doesn’t relent until the guitars and a string-section subside three minutes later. It’s quickly become a signature tune for fans at his live shows and heralds another anthem to add to Sam’s sharp slew of them.
Hypersonic Missiles is the debut album by Britain’s hottest young prospect. 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.
The debut album is available for pre-order now as a download, CD, cassette, mini-disc, limited edition black and white vinyl, and is also available to pre-save on streaming platforms. Head over to Sam’s online store for exclusive merch and limited-edition album bundles.
Sam Fender 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, armed with this huge, cavernous vocal, guitar strapped on (a Fender, obviously), and fueled 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, but there’s a canny simplicity here that seems to be touching and speaking plainly to people in their hundreds of thousands. Those words reflect conversations occurring right across the globe, amongst friends in cafes, pubs, and out on the terraces. Frustrations. Misunderstandings. Despair.
Sam will play a string of festivals across the UK and Europe throughout the Summer including a huge outdoor hometown headline show at Tynemouth Castle, Hyde Park in support of Bob Dylan + Neil Young, and TRNSMT in Glasgow. See all upcoming dates, including his first shows in Japan, online at samfender.com/live/. Sam then tours the UK at the end of the year including four sold-out shows at Newcastle Academy, and two at Brixton Academy.