Sam Fender ‘is less scared’ of singing with Geordie accent E! News UK
Sam Fender Was “Less Afraid” To Sing With His Geordie Accent On “Seventeen Going Under”
The ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ rocker – from North Shields, northeast England – has hinted that he’s not always sure about singing with his heavy Northern accent, but because the track is so “autobiographical,” it seemed “natural” to let his Geordie accent come out.
Speaking to Dazed, he said: “I don’t always sing with a really strong accent, but with ‘Seventeen Going Under’ I was less afraid to let my Geordie out. It’s an autobiographical song, so that There are also little moments in this song where it’s almost like speech – it still sings but it’s very conversational so it felt natural to use my own accent.
Meanwhile, the BRIT Award winner recently confessed he loved telling his former classmates to ‘fuck off’ when they asked him to play at their weddings.
The ‘Spit Of You’ singer felt out of place at a sixth form university in a wealthy area of Whitley Bay, northeast England, and as his classmates teased him at school Back then, they wanted to ask him for favors now he’s a star, and he has no problem refusing them.
He said, “There was a corner of the common room that they called the peasants’ corner, and that’s where I sat.
“But they’re all asking us to play their weddings now. And then I tell them all to fuck off. That’s wonderful.”
The 27-year-old musician is already preparing his next album after the success of “Seventeen Going Under” and is determined to crack America.
When asked about his goals for 2022, he said, “Write and record another record, shoot that record. Go to America, start doing stuff there because we haven’t really touched the surface of the United States.
“It’s flying over here and it’s starting to fly in Europe.”