Dublin Post-Punks Announce Second Album With New Track
The world has been crying out for new Fontaines D.C. music, and the quintet have duly delivered. Dropping ‘A Hero’s Death’, they make an emphatic return and further establish themselves as one of Ireland’s biggest and best bands right now.
Although keeping their bold punk energy, ‘A Hero’s Death’ sees the band delve into new territory. The sound harks back to the garage rock revival of the early 2000s, though the assured swagger from debut LP Dogrel still remains.
Speaking about the track, frontman Grian Chatten said that “the song is a list of rules for the self, they’re principles for self-prescribed happiness that can often hang by a thread. It’s ostensibly a positive message, but with repetition comes different meanings, that’s what happens to mantras when you test them over and over.
There’s this balance between sincerity and insincerity as the song goes on and you see that in the music video as well. That’s why there’s a lot of shifting from major key to minor key. The idea was influenced by a lot of the advertising I was seeing – the repetitive nature of these uplifting messages that take on a surreal and scary feel the more you see them.”
We’ve got an entire album of this come at the end of July. We’re firmly in luck, and hanging on their every move.
Listen to ‘A Hero’s Death’ on Spotify below.
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