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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Seventeen Going Under is out this October!

Image: Charlotte Patmore.

UK rocker Sam Fender has shared his riotous new track, Aye. The track is the second taste from the musicians forthcoming sophomore album, due out this October.

Fender's distinctive and commanding vocals take centre stage on the urgent release, as he makes known his frustration at the current political and socio-economical state of his home country, the United Kingdom. Taking aim at the disparity between the privileged and the working class, the purposeful track calls for change.

Speaking of the track, the musician shares: "Aye is about the polarity between the left and the right wing, and how that leaves working class people displaced with a lack of political identity, playing into the hands of the 1%. It’s also a rant about my disdain for the greedy tax dodging billionaires of the world"

Fender's sophomore record is set to take a more intense and personal approach to songwriting when compared with his debut, Hypersonic Missiles. Transforming his own life experiences into compositional works of art, Seventeen Going Under will tell a coming-of-age tale, playing out across eleven tracks. Fender recorded the album in his hometown, once again teaming up with long-time collaborator, producer Bramwell Bronte.

Speaking about the record, Fender shares: "This album is a coming-of-age story. It’s about growing up. It’s a celebration of life after hardship, and it’s a celebration of surviving.” The Brit Award winners debut album debuted at number 1 in the UK album chart, and took the musician on a world-wide tour.

Seventeen Going Under is out October 8. Listen to Aye below.


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