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Sam Fender has been slowly building up a portfolio of imaginative indie earworms, and he’s garnered some impressive attention, supporting the likes of Catfish And The Bottlemen and Hozier during his short career. All of this culminated in being longlisted for BBC Music’s Sound of 2018 award, and what could be more 2018 than Fender’s Millennial – a track written by a millennial for millennials.

As said by the artist himself, “It’s a tongue and cheek response to the negative portrayal of Millennials in the mainstream media.” The last few years have seen turbulent political and economic climates, yet it’s avocado toast and a decrease in sales of pocket hankies making the headlines. Millennials get a bad rap, yet the reasons behind their struggles remain unaddressed, Fender’s song is a bitterly sarcastic reminder of this betrayal – “As they rob your tomorrow, you’re forced to borrow.” 


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