- 10 Jun 20
The slow-burning track is the second single from their upcoming sophomore album.
Fontaines D.C. have shared the second single from the band's upcoming sophomore album, A Hero's Death.
'I Don't Belong' is the brooding opening track from the Dublin band's highly-anticipated next effort, which is set to drop on July 31.
The song slows down the punchy post-punk found on Fontaines D.C.’s 2019’s debut, Dogrel, creating a more downtrodden atmosphere with a moderate drumline.
“You shoulda heard me in the lounger/ Telling people what they was,” frontman Grian Chatten sings in the opening verse. “Spitting out a touch of sugar/ Just dying for a cause."
The band new record, A Hero’s Death, comes with cover art depicting the mythic Celtic hero Cúchulainn.
May saw Fontaines D.C. release the title-track from the album, in which angsty guitars back up the refrain “Life ain’t always empty” and Chatten offers advice like: “Tell your mother that you love her/ Go out of your way for others” and “If you find yourself in a family way/ Give the kid more than what you had in your day,” in his usual philosophical manner.
The song's video stars actor Aidan Gillen, and has succeeded in building up the excitement among fans for the forthcoming album release.
Due through Partisan Records, A Hero’s Death can be pre-ordered now.
Listen to new song 'I Don’t Belong' below.