From working in a pub in North Shields to winning a Brit award by the age of 23, Sam Fender is still a grounded guy.
He speaks to Fearne about the people behind his exceptional lyrics, including one who took his own life, and the impact they've had on his outlook.
Sam's debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, is released August 9.
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