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25 July 2022

Sam Ryder Talks Eurovision Success And Finishing His Debut Album

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Sam Ryder has spoken to NME about finishing his debut album and his experience representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Asked what his debut album – There’s Nothing But Space Man, out 14 October – sounds like, Ryder was coy, ““I’ll tell you next week when I finish it. We have a day off tomorrow, and then it’s into the studio and just singing nonstop until that album is done.

“I didn’t really know that I was making the album. Last year, I wrote about 100 songs, and not all of them are good, it’s just the nature of writing songs.”

Ryder went on: “Some of my favourites we’ve put together for an album. It’s done, you’re just curating the thing. You’ve got this collection of work and you’re putting it together now, and then making the final touches and then listening back to ones and going, ‘God, that line’s a shocker, I’ll have to change that next week.’”

Ryder went on to talk about his Eurovision success and the aftermath, “None of us knew what Eurovision would be, we went there to do something for the love of Eurovision with no expectation of where we’d come, because that would be foolish for a UK entrant to ever imagine that they could go in and have the results that myself and the team had, but it was just for fun.

“So every blessing that’s coming our way at the moment is just to be enjoyed, who knows what will happen next? I don’t tend to look too much at the schedule because I want to throw up.”


Fri 17 Mar 2023, Belfast Ulster Hall
Sat 18 Mar 2023, Dublin, 3Olympia
Tue 21 Mar 2023, Manchester Academy
Wed 22 Mar 2023, Glasgow O2 Academy
Thu 23 Mar 2023, Newcastle O2 City Hall
Sat 25 Mar 2023, Liverpool O2 Academy
Sun 26 Mar 2023, Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 28 Mar 2023, Birmingham O2 Academy
Wed 29 Mar 2023, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 30 Mar 2023, London Eventim Apollo
Sat 1 Apr 2023, Cardiff The Great Hall
Sun 2 Apr 2023, Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 4 Apr 2023, Bournemouth O2 Academy
Wed 5 Apr 2023, Brighton Dome

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