Fontaines D.C. Announces New Album “Skinty Fia”, Premieres New Song “Jackie Down The Line” on BBC Radio 1
- Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C., consists of Grian Chatten (vocals), Carlos O'Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass), and Tom Coll (drums), announced their third studio album “Skinty Fia” would be released on April 22, 2022.
“Skinty Fia” is named after an Irish phrase that translates to the damnation of the deer. The Irish giant deer is an extinct species and the band's thoughts on Irish identity are central to Skinty Fia.
From the album, the band premiered a new song “Jackie Down The Line” along with a music video on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
It was written by Tom Coll, Grian Chatten, Conor Deegan III, Conor Curley and Carlos O'Connell. The video was directed by Hugh Mulhern.
Grian Chatten told Clara Amfo about the song, “My own students revealed themselves to me gradually over time, I hesitate to define sort of when it can open on in literally the markets interpretations of the development of itself is largely influenced by how a culture exists in a different environment, like how Irish culture exists in England, you know, myself and the lads have have moved over to London. So that's obviously of interest to us, you know, how does our Coronavirus has changed or mutate or whatever? And I think Jackie, I wanted to make to write a song about a person who represented more and I think Jackie was a fitting names because of the Union Jack.”
After the release the song, the band appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform it.
- Photo by Filmawi
- source : BBC Radio 1