Sam Fender must switch to a new “dancing” sound in order to crack America.
The ‘Seventeen Going Under’ singer has teamed up with producer Markus Dravs – who has worked with Florence + the Machine, Bjork, Wolf Alice and Coldplay in the past – for his third album and hopes their sessions together will result in some tracks. that appeal to an American audience.
A source told the Sun on Sunday newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Sam has had a blinding few years in the UK and his next move is to try and break into America.
“It’s no small feat, but with the right team around him, he definitely has what it takes to knock their socks off.
“He’s already mastered the melodic indie rock genre, but record label bosses are hoping his collaboration with Markus could add a different vibe to his sound and include potential up-tempo dance hits.”
The news comes after Sam announced last month that he had teamed up with music legends Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Mark Knopfler for a charity project.
He said: “Picking us FaceTimes from time to time, weirdly I always end up in the bath.
“We were in the studio the other day. I did a charity event with him and Mark Knopfler.
I just did some guitar stuff, which was the most nerve-wracking thing ever.
“I’m going to play guitar on a Mark Knopfler song – he’s one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Springsteen is on it too.”
The 28-year-old singer admitted earlier this year that he had set his sights on cracking America.
When asked about his goals for 2022, he said, “Write and record another record, shoot that record. Go to America, start doing stuff there because we haven’t really touched the surface of the United States.
“It’s flying over here and it’s starting to fly in Europe.”