Having made a grand entrance with their brilliant Mercury Prize-nominated debut LP 'Dogrel' last year, Fontaines DC are now back to announce the details behind their next studio album.
The new full-length 'A Hero's Death' will feature the newly unveiled title-track, which was premiered on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show last night (5th May), and is set to be released on the 31st July via Partisan Records.
Speaking about their new offering, frontman Grian Chatten said, "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.
"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'. 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."
Check out the new video for the single 'A Hero's Death' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'A Hero's Death' Tracklist:
I Don’t Belong
Love Is The Main Thing
A Lucid Dream
Oh Such A Spring
A Hero’s Death
Living In America
I Was Not Born