Fontaines D.C. Share Upcoming Album Opener 'I Don't Belong'

The new single also features a video remotely directed by bassist Connor Deegan III.
Posted: 10 June 2020 Words: John Bell Photos: Pooneh Ghana

Fontaines D.C. have today released 'I Don't Belong', a pensive and subtly driving track which will open their forthcoming full-length A Hero's Death

'I Don't Belong' follows the record's lead single and title track, but is at odds with its bouncy energy in favour of an understated and brooding atmosphere. Speaking of the track, frontman Grian Chatten notes that

"This song is a dismissal of the expectations of other people who consider themselves loyal to you. We wanted it to be a statement, almost like the anti-"Big" [opening song on 'Dogrel'], which is why we put it as the first song on the new album. This sentiment of not belonging can be liberating in a way, but it's also lonely and sad. We wanted to show both sides of that type of loneliness."

The single is accompanied by a video shot in Chatten's hometown of Skerries, directed remotely by bassist Connor Deegan III, which you can see below. 

A Hero's Death is the anticipated follow-up to the Dubliner's lauded debut Dogrel

A Hero's Death is released 31st July on Partisan Records.

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