Fountains DC confronts Ireland’s dark past on new song

Fountains DC unveiled I love youa new song that addresses Ireland’s dark history of atrocities and injustices.

It follows the group’s announcement third album Lean fiawhich will be released on April 22 on Partisan Records, and a rendition of the first single jackie on the line to The show tonight with Jimmy Fallon.

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The song is written from the perspective of an Irishman abroad “who is experiencing great personal success and a sense of cultural pride, while simultaneously metabolizing deep disappointment and swirling anger at the current political climate as well as the darkest historic atrocities in the country, such as the decades of tragic brutality at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway”.

Speaking of the song, frontman Grian Chatten said, “It stands at the center of our beloved homeland as so many things come to a tragic end in an apocalyptic situation. That’s how I feel and what I felt when I wrote it.”

Skinty Fia is an Irish phrase that translates into English as “the damnation of the deer” and the album cover features a deer, snatched from its natural habitat and laid in the hallway of a house, illuminated by an artificial red glow .

The Grammy-nominated band of Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass guitar), Grian Chatten (vocals) and Tom Coll (drums) have enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years. years and received acclaim for their two albums, 2020 The death of a hero and their debut in 2019 Dogrel.

They play two sold-out shows at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens in July.