Sam Fender is moving to New York to write his third album

9 August 2021, 14:06

Sam Fender attends White Claw Hard Seltzer's Wave of Summer event at Netil 360 on 7 August 2021
Sam Fender attends White Claw Hard Seltzer's Wave of Summer event at Netil 360 on 7 August 2021. Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images for White Claw Hard Seltzer

"My music is more American sounding so it should work," says the singer-songwriter.

Sam Fender has revealed that he's moving to the USA in a bid to crack America.

The 27-year-old singer/songwriter from North Shields is planning to leave the UK for New York in January, as he wants to find success in the State. Sam believes he will be successful as his music has an American sound.

Speaking to, he said: "I’m moving to New York in January. I’m going to write and record a third record and try work in the States. Over here, it’s flying, but it’s not really flying in the States.

"A lot of my music is more American sounding so on paper, it should work."

Sam was speaking before an intimate show at Netil 360 Rooftop in London Fields.

It was Sam's second gig since the COVID-19 pandemic and he said it was "magic" to be back on stage.

Sam explained: "It was a hell of a lot better than I imagined. Normally when you do a corporate gig it’s horrible, it’s soulless, and that was completely the opposite. It’s totally magic being back."

Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under (Official Video)

Sam wrote his new album, Seventeen Going Under, which is due for release in October, during the pandemic and he admitted it is quite personal.

He said: "It’s so personal and it’s a different feeling singing it. I’m bearing my soul. The whole album is about growing up and the insecurities that you have and how it affects you as an adult and the relationships you have. The record is self-deprecating in places because that’s the place I was in."

Seventeen Going Under is released on 8 October.