How Sam Fender Went from a Council Estate to Rising Star
30 October 2019 | By Hannah Mussey
It is about time we put a spotlight on singer-songwriter Sam Fender, who is making a storm on the British music scene. Growing up in a council estate in North Shields may have been the making of this upcoming rock star. In 2019 he won the Brits Critics Choice Award, previously awarded to notable artists like Adele and Sam Smith.
His humble beginnings made him yearn for a brighter future. Fender's determination is paying off and his rebellious original songs are making a name in new world rock n' roll.
A people first rock star Sam Fenders lyrics capture the societal woes of the forgotten people. From personal opinions to societal frustrations, he isn’t afraid to profess his most passionate views through his songs which makes him extra appealing to fans looking for artists to inspire them.
He remembers a time when himself and his mom used to hang out watching Jeremy Kyle. He is grateful for every opportunity that he is given and doesn't take his road to success for granted.
Turning a fear of worthlessness into creative inspiration Sam Fender grabbed his guitar at a young age and used it as a shield against the common path of getting stuck in a rut. Instead of choosing formal education Sam began to write songs that reflected his feelings of claustrophobia.
As an upcoming star Sam keeps a low profile, avoiding the spotlight of fame. He has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and it is easy to see why. Besides his obvious guitar skills, his song writing skills are outstanding with words that pull on the heart strings and a voice that immediately projects his passion for music. Toe tapping music you might call it.
As well as his lyrical abilities, he looks and sounds like a true rock n’ roll star. It also helps that from different angles he looks vulnerable. Unafraid of been overtly sensitive he effortlessly tackles big issues. His recently released EP Dead Boys is a reflection on the suicides of two friends from home.
His debut album Hypersonic Missiles speaks to the common people with lyrics that address the government’s neglect of rural communities and catchy melodies that will make you want to sing-a-long.
Play God is one of his most watched songs on YouTube and you can clearly see the powerful lyrics:
“No matter who you are or where you been
He is watching from the screen
Keeps a keen eye on the in-between
From the people to the Queen”
From heated to energetic to melodic, he has studied his craft and knows when to switch the tempo up and down for his audience.
Fender as just released a heart stopping video for his new single ‘The Borders’. Watch out for this rising star. He is on the way to the top, reaching new heights with every tune.