Listen to Sam Fender and Noah Kahan's Homesick collaboration

19 January 2024, 11:14 | Updated: 19 January 2024, 16:38

Sam Fender and Noah Kahan have released Homesick collaboration
Sam Fender and Noah Kahan have released Homesick collaboration. Picture: 1. Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns 2. YouTube/NoahKahan

The North Shields singer-songwriter and the Vermont artist have released their reworking of the track.

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Sam Fender and Noah Kahan have released their Homesick collab.

The song previously features on the Vermont singer-songwriter's Stick Season album, but the pair have joined forces on a reworking of the track, which new includes vocals and a new verse from the North Shields artist.

Watch the lyric video for the track below:

Noah Kahan, Sam Fender - Homesick (Official Lyric Video)

Sharing a collaborative post of them as young children, Noah Kahan began: "When I first heard Sam Fender’s music, I stopped what I was doing, started “dead boys” from the beginning and listened 4 more times. It was everything I loved about a song. I followed this artist like a crazy person, checking every day to see if he had dropped new music. Reading every lyric and looking for his interpretation of what they meant. I must have listened to Hypersonic Missiles 1000 times before Seventeen Going Under came out, and I had never felt so connected to a song. I come from a very different place than Sam did, that much was clear in the lyrics, but it felt like I had grown up the same. The nostalgia, pride, bitterness, confusion, and anger that Sam wrote about feeling was so similar to what I was feeling about my childhood and my hometown at the time. This song was the final push for me to start writing about my own experiences."

He continued: "As we sat down in Guilford, Vermont to record this album, the very first song we listened to was Seventeen Going Under. The song Homesick was born out of the confidence instilled in me by listening to someone accurately depict their hometown and what it means to them, for better or for worse.

"When I found out I’d be able to spend the day in Newcastle with Sam, I was nervous but excited. He welcomed me with open arms, let me into his world, showed me places in this community that held so much significance not only to the town, but to Sam himself. I felt very much like an outsider, but by the end I did start to understand where these songs were coming from, and just how special of a guy Sam really is. He did an absolutely amazing job bringing his experience into my song Homesick. He went above and beyond and I truly can’t thank him enough. I hope you enjoy this glance into our worlds, and that it offers you the same connection that I felt when I first heard this dude sing".

Sam Fender said: "I showed @NoahKahan around my hometown when he came to Newcastle on tour. Chatting with him made me realise how universal ‘homesick’ is. He's a great lad, a canny chanter and a mean wordsmith. I love the track, and I can’t wait for people to hear it".

It was previously rumoured that the North Shields singer-songwriter was set to work with Noah Kahan and then it was officially teased that a new version of Homesick would be released Friday (19th January).

The song originally features on Kahan's third studio album Stick Season, which was released in 2022 and includes the title track which currently sits at UK number one.

Watch the teaser below, which came alongside the caption: "See you then x

"'Homesick’ with @noahkahanmusic this Friday".

The song follows the release of Fender's track Iris, which features on the Jackdaw soundtrack.

Sam Fender "Iris"

The North Shields singer has already teased that fans can expect a third album from him this year, giving fans the chance to pre-order the record in a special bundle ahead of his milestone St. James' Park gigs.