Sam Fender – Dead Boys

“Nobody Ever Could Explain All The Dead Boys In Our Hometown.”

Between blowing up the festival circuit and penning a deal with Polydor Records, 22 year old Newcastle heartthrob Sam Fender also recently released the first track from his upcoming debut EP. His most profound piece to date, the harrowing Dead Boys effortlessly tackles the silent epidemic of male suicide. A subject, that as of late, has been suffered by more than just the music industry. Raw in both it’s subject and delivery, the new single opens with a moody Ben Howard-like aesthetic, but quickly enters a thunderstorm of racing guitars and thudding drums, weaving intensely around the hauntingly repetitive chorus. As if to reflect the spiralling devastation of human emotion, the song builds to a rousing crescendo, before eventually reaching it’s final end.

Speaking on the track’s heavy subject matter, Sam states – “Dead Boys is a song about male suicide, it’s a song I wrote after losing some people close to me. The lyrics talk of my hometown but this is a global problem and after playing the track at festivals all summer and chatting with fans with similar stories, it’s heart wrenching learning the scale of it. If this track helps one person open up then it’s the best thing I could hope for.”

Listen to this devastating track below and be sure to grab tickets to one of his upcoming shows this Autumn.

Live Dates
18th August – Lowlands, Netherlands
19th August – Dockville, Festival Hamburg
24th August – Leeds Festival
26th August – Reading Festival
8th September – DCODE Festival, Madrid
29th October – Mash House, Edinburgh
30th October – Fibbers, York
31st October – King Tuts, Glasgow
2nd November – Chapel, Leeds
3rd November – Leadmill 2, Sheffield
5th November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
6th November – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
7th November – Thekla, Bristol
9th November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
10th November – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
12th November – OMEARA, London SOLD OUT
13th November – OMEARA, London NEW DATE
17th November – Newcastle University
3rd December – Academy, Glasgow (w/ Blossoms) SOLD OUT
13th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ Blossoms) SOLD OUT

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