Sam Fender has shared his new video for ‘Saturday’, which features a prominent performance from actor Matt King.
Best known for portraying the hedonism-loving Super Hans in Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show, King had previously promised to deliver “the greatest dance performance ever filmed” in the video. You can check it out below and decide for yourself whether he achieved that aim.
In the new clip, King’s character Dave Candle prepares to take to the stage at a dingy social club. He looks at a poster for his cancelled event as an awaiting crowd begin to applaud the new kid in town, Sam Fender.
What ensues is an intoxicating dance by King who later ventures outside the club while vignettes of the nation’s weekend boozers unfurl. When King returns to the venue he finds a lively crowd dancing along to Fender.
‘Saturday’, also features on Sam Fender’s much-acclaimed debut album Hypersonic Missiles. The young singer-songwriter describes the song as “an anthem for the everyman about living for the weekend and sticking two fingers up to zero hours contracts.”
Captioning a separate picture of himself and Fender on Twitter, King wrote: “What an absolute joy working with this lovely fella. The kid’s really got sumthin’.”
The ‘Saturday’ video follows on from the Thomas James-directed visuals for ‘The Borders‘, which arrived last month.
Fender, meanwhile, is currently on the road for a sold-out UK tour. He plays Plymouth Pavilions tomorrow night, 2 November and is also due to perform two homecoming shows at the 02 Academy in Newcastle on 7 and 8 December, before taking the stage in London for consecutive headliners at the 02 Brixton Academy on 10 and 11 December. Visit the artist’s official website for more information on all his upcoming dates.
In April 2020, Fender will return for an arena tour and will support Kasabian at their Leicester homecoming show in June alongside Inhaler and Easy Life.