By Kieran Webber
The North Shields artist Sam Fender had a wild 2018 which saw him touring up and down the country, signing a record deal and walking away with his first BRIT award, as the Critics Choice for the year. As 2019 starts to settle the young artist has kicked it off with announcement of the single ‘Play God’ as well as a string of shows across the UK, including The Lemon Grove, Exeter.
Event page for the Exeter show here.
The latest single, originally released independently is a glaring reminder of Sams engaging songwriting. It flutters along a guitar line backed by alluring harmonies, it demands the listener’s attention with its political questioning.
Speaking about the song Sam says: “Play God is set in an alternate dystopian reality that shares similarities with our own world. I wrote it a couple of years ago where there were a lot of big changes happening in both the UK and the States, I had just entered my twenties, I was anxious about the future of the world and its leaders, and it didn’t help that I’d just read George Orwell’s 1984 at the time. As you can imagine I was pretty paranoid!”
Listen to ‘Play God’ here:
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Full Tour Dates
25th February – Gorilla, Manchester SOLD OUT
28th February – Electric Brixton, London SOLD OUT
2nd May – Ritz, Manchester
3rd May – QMU, Glasgow
6th May – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
10th May – The Institute, Birmingham
12th May – Lemon Grove, Exeter
13th May – SWX, Bristol