Sam Fender’s lyrics are making headlines these days.
If you were Fender, the Geordie singer-songwriter whose stories of familial heartbreak and having to work hardship propelled him to celebrity status in his own England almost overnight, you probably would want to turn your thinking off and enjoy stupid sketch comedy, too.
A few months from now, he will commemorate only one anniversary of his second studio album 17 Going Under, which topped the British charts and resulted in him bagging a BRIT Award. Just a few days previously, he performed the largest show of his career, playing songs he penned in his bedroom for an audience of 40,000 people in London’s Finsbury Park.
However, he is now prepared for a greater challenge: conquering America. The 28-year-old Fender will start his sold-out North American tour from Saturday that will keep its halter in big cities including New York and Los Angeles.
He plans to stay in the United States a little while longer to play as the opening act for Florence and the Machine’s autumn tour. His more upcoming plans will get notified soon.
Although what occurred here is remarkable, the fact that it occurred across the water arguably gives it more significance “, he claims. “Many of the songs and stories I’m blogging about are pretty precise examples of North-eastern English, which led me to believe that they were possibly a touch too specific. However, they have transcended to the southerners and have crossed the ocean, so it makes sense.
Despite being very personal, it is not surprising that Fender’s music has found a following beyond his hometown of North Shields.
He admits, “I kind of thought it would connect and I’d be able to tour America and I’d be able to sell out places throughout the country, but not to the extent that it’s reached to. “We cannot call it strange, It’s simply strange,”