MUSIC NEWS: Fontaines D.C. Reveal Album Details & Video For ‘A Hero’s Death’
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Fontaines D.C have announced their new album A Hero’s Death, due for release on 31st July via Partisan Records.
In light of the announcement the band have released a video for the album’s title-track, which features guest star Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones, The Wire, Peaky Blinders).
“The song is a list of rules for the self, they’re principles for self-prescribed happiness that can often hang by a thread,” explains vocalist Grian Chatten. “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.”
“The title came from a line in a play by Brendan Behan, and I wrote the lyrics during a time where I felt consumed by the need to write something else to alleviate the fear that I would never be able follow-up Dogrel,” he adds. “But more broadly it’s about the battle between happiness and depression, and the trust issues that can form tied to both of those feelings.”