Its a little bit surreal seeing a video with hundreds of thousands of views show a shot of North Shields’ King Street Social Club. Although I, and by extension TheRootMusic, mostly focuses on hip-hop, I’ve become obsessed with everything Sam Fender releases.
There’s something special about how casually he references local places in internationally renowned singles. Leave Fast was my 43rd most listened to song last year on Spotify.
I reckon the majority of those streams came as I sat between Collingwood’s Monument and the Tyne river, trying to sort my head out as I constantly question whether I should take head to that old man’s words myself.