Rising sensation Sam Fischer has unveiled a new remix of his smash hit ‘This City’ featuring Anne-Marie.
The first in a series of ‘This City’ duets, the heartfelt song has been given a gorgeous makeover courtesy of Anne-Marie. Not only do their voices sound golden together, but she’s also added her own words to the second verse, offering a fresh new take on this viral success story.
Speaking of the collaboration, Sam said: “I’ve been a massive fan of Anne-Marie since back when she was singing with Rudimental, her voice is butter and her pen is fire so to have her jump on ‘This City’ to write and sing her verse from her own perspective and experience is a dream. The song has meant so many different things to so many different people, to hear Anne-Marie’s take on it is unbelievable.”
Anne-Marie added: “From the moment I heard ‘This City’ I fell in love with it. I’m so happy I got to write my own little bit on it. Feels so reminiscent yet in the moment at the same time! The struggles we are dealing with, whether it be about living in a new place or dealing with an ex, all feel mixed together as one emotion at the moment.”
Watch the lyric video for ‘This City’ featuring Anne-Marie below.
‘This City’ was originally released as the third single from Sam’s debut EP This is Not a Hobby in January 2018. However, despite receiving support from the likes of Lewis Capaldi and Meghan Trainor, the song only really started to gain traction 18 months later after it went viral on TikTok.
The rest, as they say, is history, with ‘This City’ now having garnered over 160 million worldwide streams with over five million video views. The track has also charted in the top 20 of the UK charts and has been certified Silver, following radio support from Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital, and more.
There is no doubt that ‘This City’ is the ultimate breakthrough hit for Sam, whose journey to music success has certainly been eventful. After uprooting to LA from Australia after the promise of a record deal, and leaving his wife and parents behind, the deal was eventually pulled away. This led to months of couch-surfing and trying to keep his marriage alive across two continents. However, his determination paid off and the success of ‘This City’ so far is only the beginning for Sam Fischer.