Sam Fender Shares Reflective New Single ‘Spit Of You’

The single sees the British singer-songwriter exploring his relationship with his father and the good points and flaws in their bond.

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Sam Fender photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage
Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage

Sam Fender has shared “Spit Of You”, the latest single to be taken from his upcoming second album, Seventeen Going Under.

The song follows previous releases earlier this year, including “Aye”, “Get You Down” and the album’s title track.

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“Spit Of You” sees the British singer-songwriter exploring his relationship with his father and the good points and flaws in their bond. A lyric video for the song features father and son fishing together as the words appear on screen beneath them.

Fender said of the track: “‘Spit Of You’ is a song about boys and their dads. It’s based around my own relationship with my old man, and how we both struggle as blokes to communicate the way we feel to each other without it becoming a stand-off. It’s about how the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as I get further into my twenties I see so much of myself in him, especially when it comes to being stubborn.

The second half of the song talks about seeing him with my grandma when she passed away, and how I saw him as a son, and how that moment reminded me to make the most of my time with him. If anything, it’s a declaration of love for him.”

Seventeen Going Under follows the North Shields star’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut album Hypersonic Missiles, which arrived off the back of him winning the BRITs Critics Choice Award in 2018.

Fender will also perform a handful of sold-out dates across the UK in November, including two shows at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Seventeen Going Under is released on October 8 and is available for pre-order. View the UK tour itinerary below.

Sam Fender 2021 UK Tour

Nov 18 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Arena
Nov 20 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
Nov 21 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
Nov 24 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Arena
Nov 25 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Arena

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