Fontaines D.C. Premieres New Song “Skinty Fia” on BBC Radio 1
- Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C. premiered a new song “Skinty Fia” along with a music video on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is the title track from their upcoming third studio album “Skinty Fia”.
It was written by Carlos O'Connell, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan III, Grian Chatten and Tom Coll. Produced by Dan Carey.
The video was directed by Hugh Mulhern.
The band frontman Grian Chatten told Rolling Stone about the song, “It sounds like mutation and doom and inevitability and all these things that I felt were congruous to my idea of Irishness abroad. Like if you go to Boston, that expression of Irishness. That's skinty fia to me. That's that mutation. That's a new thing. It's not unlicensed and it's not impure. Just because it's diaspora, it's still pure. It's just a completely new beast.”
- He told Clara Amfo about the song, “It's an old Irish expression which wouldn't really be used anymore at all. I just really liked the sound of it initially and then thought about what it means, the sound is you know, in the place of the elements into the album, the sound is the very exciting. That's kind of what a lot of the record is very own. It's just kind of mutated for the virus. It's like Boston dyeing the rivers green and all that kind of thing. It's obviously a reversion for the embellishments, of what it means to be Irish.”
The new album is set to be released on April 22, 2022.
Photo by Filmawi
- source : BBC Radio 1