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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Watch their performance below!

Image: Charlotte Patmore.

UK rocker Sam Fender has treated teamed up with BRIT Rising Star winner, Holly Humberstone, on a superb acoustic rendition of Seventeen Going Under. The song is taken from Fender's sophomore album of the same name.

Fender's distinctive evocative vocals ring through the new rendition, creating intimate moments of introspective reflection, with Humberstone's mesmerising performance bringing a new light to the track. The song chronicles that tender age of seventeen where the world is your oyster and you can take on anything, whist documenting the struggles of unemployed life. Recently, the song found a new audience on TikTok and has been used as the soundtrack for survivors of assault and abuse.

Fender's sophomore record offered 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 documents 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, the musician 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 now.


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