Sam Fender Muses On Filial Relationships In New Single “Spit Of You”

Like father, like son

Photo: Charlotte Patmore

Sam Fender has revealed the fourth track of his upcoming LP Seventeen Going Under (out Oct 8) titled “Spit Of You.” Heartfelt and introspective, the song is a warm melancholic examination of parent-child relationship and Sam’s personal connection with his own dad. It’s an intimate look into the highs and lows we all experience with our parents, while seeing our own present and future reflection on them:

In his own words, “‘Spit Of You’ is a song about boys and their dads. It’s based around my own relationship with my old man, and how we both struggle as blokes to communicate the way we feel to each other without it becoming a stand off. It’s about how the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as I get further into my twenties I see so much of myself in him, especially when it comes to being stubborn.

The second half of the song talks about seeing him with my grandma when she passed away, and how I saw him as a son, and how that moment reminded me to make the most of my time with him. If anything, it’s a declaration of love for him.”

Sam Fender will kick off his UK tour in November.

18 November – Newcastle Arena SOLD OUT

20 November – Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT

21 November – Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT

24 November – Leeds Arena SOLD OUT

25 November – Cardiff Arena SOLD OUT