New unreleased Sam Fender song 'Iris' played on BBC radio as star lands place on film soundtrack

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The new track is part of a soundtrack to a film set in the North East.

Sam Fender fans listening to BBC Radio Two this week were met with a surprise when DJ Edith Bowman played a new song from the North Shields superstar.

Part of a the soundtrack for a new film set and filmed in the North East, the new song 'Iris' remains unreleased from Fender and was unveiled by Bowman on Tuesday, January 9.

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It is the first new song Sam Fender fans have heard since Wild Grey Ocean and Little Bull Of Blithe, which were included in the Seventeen Going Under Live Deluxe album, which included the live performance from Fender's huge show at London's Finsbury Park in July 2022.

Since then the North Shields local has, of course, gone on to play two even larger shows at St James Park.

The unexpected track is as part of a new film set in the North East, according to Bowman who said after the play: "We've got to say a quick thanks to Sam and his team for letting us play that. Iris from Sam Fender, brand new from the film Jackdaw."

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The film, which is set to be released on Friday, January 26, stars Olivia Coleman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

Set in Hartlepool thanks to North East based writer and director Jamie Childs, the film follows an army veteran over the course of one night.

Fans of Sam Fender are preparing for new music from the 'Seventeen Going under' star after a merchandise release following the St James Park shows listed 'album three picture disc vinyl' depicting the pair of Newcastle shows for pre order.

Fender released his debut album 'Hypersonic Missiles' in 2019 with sophomore effort 'Seventeen Going Under' being put to the public in October 2021.

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Since the release he has headlined Finsbury Park and St James Park as well as playing a stunning Pyramid Stage sunset slot at Glastonbury Festival. He also headlined Reading and Leeds festivals in 2023.

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