Sam Fender has confirmed details of his anticipated debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’.
The Brits Critics Choice Award winner will release his first record on August 9, following on from his debut EP last year.
It sees him teaming up with close friend and producer Bramwell Bronte, after the pair decamped to Fender’s own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields.
He’s also shared a behind the scenes clip which details the making of the record. You can watch that in full below.
The release of the album comes after Fender previously dropped the title track as a single, and told NME how it was influenced by his love of Bruce Springsteen.
“I’ve been fucking weaned on him. My brother bought us ‘Born To Run’ when I was 14 or 15 and it just fucking changed my world,” Fender explained.
“At first I was a bit confused by this slightly over-the-top production, but the words were just so good. Lyrically, ‘Born To Run’ is one of the best albums out there and it changed my world when I heard it.
“I’d never heard rock music that sounded that fresh, even though that record was released in 1975. I’ve also always wanted to do that Phil Spector production and add a saxophone to it.”
He added: “I’d say it’s a nod to Bruce Springsteen, although my publisher says it’s a headbutt.”
He’ll be supporting Mumford & Sons at All Points East in London this June. Visit here for tickets and more information.