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Listen to Sam Fender’s ‘Alright’, a new song about ‘cheating death’

“It was always a favourite of mine,” Fender says of the ‘Seventeen Going Under’ offcut

By Charlotte Krol

Sam Fender
Sam Fender. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Raph_PH)

Sam Fender has shared a new song called ‘Alright’ – listen below.

The singer-songwriter released the track last night (July 14) in time for his headline Finsbury Park show today (July 15), which sees support sets from acts including Fontaines D.C., Declan McKenna, Beabadoobee, Goat Girl, Nilüfer Yanya and Rachel Chinouriri.

Fender wrote in a statement [via Consequence]: “‘Alright’ is one of the first tracks from the Seventeen Going Under era. It was always a favourite of mine, and somehow didn’t make the record. It’s about growing up and the theme of cheating death.”

The song comes ahead of a run of headline US tour dates and festival performances later this month. He also opens for Florence + The Machine‘s US tour in September.

See Sam Fender’s 2022 live dates below:

15 — London, UK @ Finsbury Park
22 — Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines
23 — Oxfordshire, UK @ Truck Festival
28 — Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Festival
30 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
31 — Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

05 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
09 — New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

07 — Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
08 — Saint Paul, MN @ Theater at Xcel Energy Center *
10 — Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre *
12 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena *
14 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden *
16 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
22 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
24 — Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
25 — Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

*= w/ Florence + The Machine

Rolling Stone UK caught Fender’s Pyramid Stage set at Glastonbury Festival last month.

In a four-star review, Nick Reilly wrote: “As a soaring rendition of ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ closes proceedings and ignites one of the biggest reactions of the day, the whole thing feels very real. Fender’s position on the Pyramid is entirely justified. An artist at the very peak of his powers who feels like he still has so much more to give.

“If there’s any justice, he’ll be topping that stage next time around.”