Alright

Album: single release only (2022)
Charted: 61
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  • Here, Sam Fender sings of growing up and cheating death.

    In the first verse, Fender talks about "sick kid paradigm." The North Shields singer-songwriter suffers from a compromised immune system, which reduces the ability of his body to fight against infection. His immune system issue sometimes affects his touring, and he's canceled shows because of various infections, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.

    Fender speaks of his depression in the second verse. He's open about having suicidal thoughts during some of his darkest moments, which he touches on in "Dead Boys" and the Seventeen Going Under track "Paradigms."

    The chorus is a call to arms where Fender declares he's ready to put the world to rights.
  • Fender recorded "Alright" as part of the sessions for Seventeen Going Under. It didn't make the record but served as the B-side of his October 2021 single "Long Way Off." Later, Fender dropped the song as a special-edition 7-inch vinyl for Record Store Day 2022 along with "The Kitchen (Live)." He finally released it as a non-album single on July 15, 2022.
  • Sam Fender gave "Alright" its live debut at his Finsbury Park concert on July 15, 2022 at the North London venue.

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