With the release of his sophomore record ‘Seventeen Going Under’ slated for October 8, Sam Fender has dropped a new festival-ready anthem to scream out into the sunshine. ‘Get You Down’ is a song that embraces the use of contrast to tell a story, and it’s one of his most personal and memorable tracks yet for different reasons.
The British singer-songwriter has always been really honest through his lyricism, but this track pushes the introspective lines. Exploring growing up and carrying the self-esteem issues he had as a kid into his adult life, he reflects on how it affects his relationships. By putting the stress onto someone else, he realises that his mood and anxiety gets people around him down, and that’s not okay. “I try again. I started a pattern, I see the triggers, but I can’t shake ’em loose” he sings before proclaiming “and I get you down” in the anthemic hook.
Contrasting the introspective and vulnerable lyrics with a festival ready production, there is a nod to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Gang Of Youths that boldly shines through. With a saxophone solo absolutely stealing the show, this song is full of surprises. There are layers to the emotions behind this song, and it’s a really exciting listen that will have you wanting to experience it live ASAP.