‘Start Again’ by Sam Fender is a plucky, percussive track that carries a political message below its alt-rock exterior. The Newcastle born singer-songwriter has masterfully deterred the temptation to let his musical context fall into the rather unconsidered trap of writing about lovers past and instead has opted for a stronger, more topical offering to capture his audience.

Carrying delectable intonations of Foals in their grittier times, ‘Start Again’ has a welcome amount of dynamism beyond its opening verse, building and dropping to keep listeners attentive and alert. Far from being another ‘passive listen’ on your playlist, ‘Start Again’ screams to be heard.