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Sam Fender's “Play God” is hard-hitting indie rock with a social conscience

30 March 2017, 14:00 | Written by Clare O'Shea

Penned by 21 year-old singer-songwriter Sam Fender, "Play God" describes a dystopian world where “no matter who you are or where you been, he is watching from the screen.”

Although the track's omnipresent “He” isn’t given a name, Fender’s acerbic delivery feels particularly relevant in the context of modern political upheaval and inequality.

The powerful cut sees Fender successfully marry the rock sensibilities of Catfish and the Bottlemen with the soulful vocals of Hozier - both artists he has supported on tour. While Fender cut his teeth on the acoustic-folk live circuit, he’s bound to reach wider audiences with “Play God” debuting this week on Radio 1.

"Play God" is out 31 March.
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