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Fontaines D.C. take us on a moody meander in “Jackie Down The Line”, announce new album

Prolific Dubliners Fontaines D.C. have announced their third album in four years: it’s called Skinty Fia (an Irish phrase that translates to “the damnation of the deer”) and comes out in April 22 through Partisan.

They’ve also shared the album’s lead single “Jackie Down The Line”, a brooding and characterful stroll through a dark community. Over a low-lit but quietly vicious groove, Grian Chatten sings about meeting various people, starting the song “My friend Sally says she knows ya got a funny point of you / Says you got away with murder Maybe one time maybe two.” Fontaines lean into the dark blue, brooding tone of the song, backing up their singer as he promises “I will wear you down in time / I will hurt you, I’ll desert you / I am Jackie down the line.” A marvellously moody return.

Check out the video for “Jackie Down The Line” below or listen 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.