Sam Fender unveils cover of Lindisfarne’s Winter Song

Sam Fender chats to Live4ever at SXSW (photo: Paul Bachmann / Live4ever Media)

Sam Fender chats to Live4ever at SXSW (photo: Paul Bachmann / Live4ever Media)

Sam Fender has partnered with People Of The Streets, an organisation which supports those experiencing homelessness in the UK.

Sam Fender has covered a track by his Newcastle forebears Alan Hull and Lindisfarne in time for the festive season.

As well as People Of The Streets, his take on Winter Song also coincides with an initiative to promote The Big Issue; Fender is selling the magazine via his official webstore to highlight its vendors being unable to work due to pandemic restrictions, with all profits going back to the magazine and those vendors.

“I wanted to do a Christmas song, and wanted it to be close to my home and my heart,” he says. “For me, the words are more relevant this year than ever.”

“Christmas won’t be the same for a lot of people this year, and that’s why I picked Winter Song. Alan Hull truly was one of the most fantastic and underrated writers of his time. Geordie legend. I hope I’ve done it justice, I’m really proud of it.”

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