‘Best gift ever’: Teasing post confirms third Sam Fender album ahead of mammoth St. James’ Park shows in 2023
We’re only just getting over the Seventeen Going Under era, but there looks to be new Sam Fender music on the way.
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Fans are chomping at the bit for new Sam Fender music after the North Shields star's producer shared a teasing post on Instagram ahead of those two landmark shows at St. James' Park next summer.
Dean Thompson posed for a photo behind the producer's screen and deck and confirmed that work is "underway" on Fender's third studio album. The next record will follow the first two critically acclaimed efforts Hypersonic Missiles and Seventeen Going Under.
Dean Thompson wrote: "Season's greetings to all! When I was a wee lad working at a studio in Newcastle I cut my teeth on a @solidstatelogic AWS console. We’re busy grafting away on album number 3 at the moment and we owe a HUGE thank you to @solidstatelogic for sending us some incredibly useful tools to help craft the record. It’s absolutely class to have things go full circle so thank you very very much indeed."
One person responded in the comments and said: "Merrily Christmas - best gift ever knowing the 3rd album is underway."
Others wrote "can't wait for some lovely new music" and "I like the sound of album three".
It's exciting news from Sam Fender HQ and many will think that it means new music will have landed before the star plays two shows at the home of Newcastle United in June 2022. Both nights at the cathedral on the hill are already sold out, with tickets hot property on Tyneside, and Fender set to play to over 100,000 Geordies in 48 hours.
The new music - whether it be a single or a full album - may also have arrived in time for Fender to headline Reading & Leeds Festival, a slot confirmed earlier this month.
After being announced as a headliner for the major UK festival, Fender shared a story of attending Leeds in his younger years. He said: "I first went to Leeds festival 10 years ago as a teenager, me and Deano spent the entire week launching hot dogs out of a gazebo pole at random crowds of lads chanting ‘Yorkshire Yorkshire’.
"One night I was out cold in my tent from necking a bottle of vodka at Eagles of Death Metal my tent got set alight - some fine young hero from Sheffield pissed out the fire to save me. Thankfully because of that lad whose name I can’t remember, I didn’t perish in the flames, little did he know he’d just saved Reading and Leeds’s 2023 headliner. See you down the front."