Fontaines D.C. Unveil New Single ‘Favourite’

    Fontaines D.C. have released ‘Favourite’, the second preview of their upcoming fourth album Romance. Vocalist Grian Chatten describes the song, which arrives on the heels of lead single ‘Starburster’, as having “this never-ending sound to it, a continuous cycle from euphoria to sadness, two worlds spinning forever.” Check it out via the accompanying video, self-directed by the band, below.

    Fontaines D.C.’s Conor Deegan had this to say about the clip:

    This video is a reminiscing of the past; of each other’s childhoods we didn’t know. To see people we know on an intimate level as adults in the tender ages of childhood, we explore where we came from, and who on some level, still are. I see a lot of familiar faces being pulled, and the antics these lads are undertaking in their videos are so disarming and vulnerable to see. I am at times reminded of boyish mannerisms that they’ve grown out of in the time I’ve known them – and some that they haven’t. I feel their souls there.

    I would like this video to serve as a way of honouring our friendships, and moving from that, the relationships we hold dear. Our mothers, fathers, siblings, aunties and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Those who we still have, and those we have sadly lost.

    We haven’t lost that connection to each other, and are not afraid to come of age again, holding on to romance in a sometimes trying world.

    Romance arrives August 23 via XL Recordings.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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