Sam Fender has unveiled a new track, Hold Out, which he says is the last from the Hypersonic Missiles album era. Listen to it here:
The standalone single has been a fixture in his past live shows. “We nearly released Hold Out as a single a while back. It used to be a staple in our live set when the band first got together, and I’ve always been really fond of it”, Fender said about the track.
“It’s about going out on the lash back home which was really just a form of escape. This is going to be the last tune we put out there of the Hypersonic Missiles era. I hope you like it as much as I do”, he continued. Hypersonic Missiles was Fender’s debut album, released in September 2019. The record debuted at Number 1 on the UK Official Albums Chart.
Fender recently took to the stage with Sir Elton John during the latter’s post-Oscars charity show. Held in honour of the Elton John Foundation, the duo performed a rendition of Fender’s song Will We Talk. In an interview with Billboard Fender revealed his initial disbelief at John’s decision to hand-pick him to perform. “It’s ridiculous”, he said. “I was like, ‘Are you sure? You can have anyone you want!’”
Fender is currently prepping a European trek to support his debut album. It’ll kick off next Monday, 17 February in Newcastle, UK and end on 19 August in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Full tour dates and tickets at samfender.com.