Single of the Week | Sam Fender – ‘Dead Boys’

I’s a day late, but it’s better late than never. It’s Single of the Week!

This week is a big one, as Sam Fender has released his most important track to date with ‘Dead Boys’. The song tackles the issue of male suicides, which is something he’s had to deal with in his own life. This gives the track a lot of depth, and it can be felt when listening to Sam perform it.

The heart thumping, blood pumping track has a lot of built up intensity giving it that raw-life feeling. The racing guitars give visions of life moving too fast, while the drums heighten the tempo, Sam pours out emotion in every vocal. Sam’s song writing skills are highlighted well here, it’s quite clear that Sam belongs with the best, and this is surely another big step in becoming one of the best solo artists in the UK.

Sam has a lot of dates from now until the end of the year, if you’re free go and see.

18 August – Lowlands, Netherlands

19 August – Dockville, Festival Hamburg

24 August – Leeds Festival

26 August – Reading Festival

8 September – DCODE Festival, Madrid

29 October – Mash House, Edinburgh

30 October – Fibbers, York

31 October – King Tuts, Glasgow

2 November – Chapel, Leeds

3 November – Leadmill 2, Sheffield

5 November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

6 November – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

7 November – Thekla, Bristol

9 November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

10 November – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

12 November – OMEARA, London

13 November – OMEARA, London

17 November – Newcastle University

3 December – Academy, Glasgow (w/ Blossoms)

13 December – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ Blossoms)

That’s it for this week, you think you have a Single of the Week get in touch over twitter by messaging @WFMBlog or email:

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise