Sam Ryder releases new song and gives interview to BBC

In Turin this May, Sam Ryder represented his native United Kingdom with the song “Space Man“, topping the jury vote and earning the UK its record 16th silver medal at Eurovision, and 466 points (a UK record)! After playing a slew of festivals and shows across Europe, he made an appearance on BBC Radio 2 this morning to release his new single, “Somebody“.

Sam reminisced about his Eurovision journey, calling it “incredibly bonkers”, and all it’s given him. He mentioned singing “Space Man” at the Queen’s Jubilee concert in June and the National Anthem at Silverstone (Formula 1) in July as highlights since Turin.

Sam Ryder has certainly changed the face of Eurovision and the United Kingdom. The gratitude and humbleness that made him a fan-favourite in Turin has not gone away. Host Ken Bruce asked him how he’s managed to stay grounded, and Sam replied:
I was happy before, I have amazing family, an incredible partner, fantastic friends. Those are the real things in my life, and music has always been there, because I could always make music in my bedroom, or shed, or wherever I was. And just sharing it with more people now is something I’m incredibly grateful for. But also crucial that you don’t put your validation into being a musician that shares their music with more people, because that ultimately is a dangerous path to go down.
Sam admitted he wrote over 100 songs last year, some good and some less so, and that Eurovision got in the way of the album’s release. Once he played “Somebody” at a recent festival, he knew that it was the one destined as his next single.
Sam’s schedule will remain packed for the rest of the foreseeable future. He’s due to appear at more summer festivals and shows, he’ll headline a tour around Europe, release his new album “There’s Nothing But Space, Man!” in the late autumn, and he’ll head out on a UK tour early next year.


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As the single was released today, he posted a video to his socials to thank his fans for all their support, while simultaneously showing just how tired he is from all the work of touring, shooting a music video, and making new music – all while remaining humble and grateful.

Have a listen to “Somebody” and let us know if you like it, and if you’re excited to hear the rest of his upcoming album!

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