Leeds' own Sam Wilde has the world at his feet.
Live, this songwriting cherub is effortlessly charming, his sharp way with a melody wrapped around some incisive word play.
New single 'On The Run' is a Britpop-tinged slice of guitar pop euphoria, but it actually finds Sam Wilde tackling anxiety, and the perils of overthinking a situation.
“‘On the Run’ is really about the struggle of overthinking situations”, Sam explains. “It's better to face your fears head on rather than run away, especially when those fears may have only been made worse in your own head. The idea came from a conversation I had with a close friend; he was worrying about a lot of things and asked for my advice. I wanted to sum up how I thought he felt in the verses, and the chorus is, in a way, my advice to him”.
From the crunching chorus onwards you'll be hopelessly addicted - tune in below.
Catch Sam Wilde at the following shows:
20 London The Gladstone Arms
22 Leeds Oporto (Headline)
26 Southend Icebreaker Festival
2 Leeds Oporto (Supporting Alex Tracey)
9 London The Spice of Life
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