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Fontaines D.C. observe life’s iniquities through the wayward grind of “Skinty Fia”

Dublin heroes Fontaines D.C. will be releasing their new album Skinty Fia in a month, and today they share the title track, following on from recent singles “Jackie Down The Line” and “I Love You”.

Like those previous singles, “Skinty Fia” finds Grian Chatten lurking in dimness, observing the destruction of the world around him – this time in the form of a crumbling relationship. The production enhances the song’s shadowy nature, different tones shifting into the foreground then fading into the background again, building a grinding, imposing version of their usual post-punk sound. Chatten’s voice is the torch throughout, a flame that gradually expands as he picks through the ashes of what once was love and has now become a wreck of alcohol, violence and lost pride.

Watch the video for “Skinty Fia” below or find it on streaming platforms.

Fontaines D.C.’s new album Skinty Fia arrives on April 22 through Partisan (pre-order).Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.