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It’s Tuesday the 5th of March and Annie Mac is joined on Radio 1 with Fontaines D.C front man, Grian Chatten. The show starts off with Fontaines D.C banger ‘Boys in the Better Land’ and shortly after, Dublin born Annie Mac announces that we are going to hear ‘A HERO’S DEATH’ brand new track by Fontaines D.C!

It feels like a lifetime since our minds where blown by ‘Dogrel’. The alarms are set and we are feverish of the thought of hearing some new music straight from the man himself Grian Chatten. As he joins Annie on the show and they chat about lockdown, and how it has inspired even more writing. Chatten then goes onto explain how after ‘Dogrel’ was released he and the band, with their manager, went to their local pub to listen to it on the big speakers. It was in that moment he started to write this single… Chatten introduces us to Fontaines D.C.’s new single ‘A Hero’s Death’ from their new album with the same name, coming out the 31st ofJuly.

The new single follows suit perfectly with what we know and love about Fontaines D.C., their bold, strong Irish passion lives through this new tune and Chatten’s uplifting lyrics lead us into the new album, he starts with telling us how ‘life ain't always empty’ and that we ‘shouldn’t get stuck in the past’. Chatten goes on to explain how “Theres nothing as evil as a smile thats try’na sell ya’ something” which is partially what this song is about.

Making the ‘tricky second album’ doesn’t faze the lads Fontaine’s D.C. As they go on, Chatten explains the new album wasn’t rushed out or written out of necessity, they took their time and are releasing it when they’re ready.

What are you still doing here? Go and listen on Spotify and Apple Music NOW!!

Words: Cane Valentine


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