Sam Fender confirmed via social media that his forthcoming sophomore album Seventeen Going Under is finished.
Seventeen Going Under Comes Out on October 8
Seventeen Going Under is due for release on October 8 later this year, but the singer already announced to fans that the album is done. Alongside a studio snap on his Instagram Story, he wrote, “Aye, it’s finished. Get ready”. Sam’s debut, Hypersonic Missiles, was released in September 2019 and flew in at number one on the UK album chart.
Sam had finished penning the tunes last year. He said at the time, “I think it’s done. Well, not recorded. I’ve written the songs … there might be one or two songs that’ll come along on the way [as well], but yeah: I’ve just got to start recording.”
The singer also teased details of the upcoming LP, revealing that some of the songs will sound similar to his track “Borders”. He added, “I love that track, sonically. I kinda wanted to sonically go down that [route] a bit more”. Sam then jokingly claimed that the remainder of the record would feature “a whole load more of Bruce Springsteen rip-offs”.
Sam Explains Growing up Since His Debut Record
In a recent interview with NME, Sam shared how different Seventeen Going Under will be from Hypersonic Missiles. “I’ve made my coming-of-age record and that was important for me – as I get older, these stories keep appearing; I’ve got so much to talk about. I wrote about growing up here. It’s about mental health and how things that happen as a child impact your self-esteem in later life. On the first record, I was pointing at stuff angrily, but the further I’ve gotten into my 20s, the more I’ve realized how little I know about anything. When you hit 25, you’re like: ‘I’m f*cking clueless! I know nothing about the world.’ It was a humbling experience, growing up.”
Meanwhile, Sam is currently set to play Warrington’s Neighbourhood Weekender this September before heading to Glasgow Green and the Isle of Wight Festival. He will then support The Killers on four of their UK and Irish dates in 2022 as part of their Imploding The Mirage Tour.