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Fontaines DC have announced their new album, 'A Hero's Death'

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Published: 9:35 pm, May 05, 2020
Fontaines DC have announced their new album, 'A Hero's Death'

Fontaines DC have announced their new album, 'A Hero's Death'.

Their second full-length following 'Dogrel', it'll arrive on 31st July, and comes preceded by a video for the title-track that features Aidan Gillen from Game of Thrones - give it a watch below.

Singer Grian Chatten says: "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."

The tracklisting reads:

1. I Don’t Belong
2. Love Is The Main Thing
3. Televised Mind
4. A Lucid Dream
5. You Said
6. Oh Such A Spring
7. A Hero’s Death
8. Living In America
9. I Was Not Born
10. Sunny
11. No

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