Sam Fender has right this moment (November 24) shared an emotive cowl of the ’70s folks observe, ‘Winter Music’.
Described as a “stark, uncooked and heartfelt recording”, the music is a canopy of a observe initially recorded by Alan Hull and Lindisfarne.
A press launch described Alan Hull as “an area legend” for the individuals of Newcastle, the place Fender is from.
The press launch added: “As significant to the individuals of Newcastle as The Beatles had been to the individuals of Liverpool, Lindisfarne would possibly by no means have reached the dizzying heights of John Lennon’s males, however in vocalist and songwriter Alan Hull, that they had an artist whose music reached and touched hundreds of thousands, and who a whole bunch of 1000’s of Geordies, over the generations, stay fiercely proud.”
Talking in regards to the music, Fender mentioned: “I needed to do a Christmas music, and needed it to be near my house and my coronary heart. For me, the phrases are extra related this yr than ever. Christmas gained’t be the identical for lots of people this yr, and that’s why I picked Winter Music.
“Alan Hull really was one of the incredible and underrated writers of his time. Geordie legend. I hope I’ve finished it justice, I’m actually happy with it.”
The lyric video for the video, which you’ll watch above, is a collaboration with ‘Individuals of the Streets (POTS)’, a social enterprise that helps to help the homeless.
Collectively along with his collaboration with POTS, Fender can also be promoting The Massive Concern via his official store with all income going to the journal to separate between distributors.
Fender not too long ago informed NME that he believes his upcoming new file is “miles higher” than his debut. The singer spoke to NME after he played one of the UK’s first major socially distanced gigs at the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle in August.
Requested about the current progress of the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Hypersonic Missiles’, Fender mentioned that “it’s a way more cohesive piece of labor” thus far.
“For me, this looks like my first album. [‘Hypersonic Missiles’] was a group of songs over 5 years, so it’s not sonically cohesive for me,” he defined. “It has songs like ‘The Borders’ and ‘Two Individuals’ that I like and I’m happy with, however the file itself felt extra like a ‘Best Hits’ earlier than I’d even had any hits!”
Reviewing ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ upon its launch, NME wrote: “‘Hypersonic Missiles’ principally hits the notes he longs to convey: it’s by turns euphoric and melancholy, self-deprecating and righteous, untethered and claustrophobic. There are not any straightforward solutions right here, however Sam Fender’s asking the appropriate questions.”