Fontaines D.C. have released a second song from their new album A Hero’s Death.
The band are preparing to follow their lauded 2019 debut Dogrel on July 31st, and are now streaming I Don’t Belong, which finds them back in a more reflective mood after the punch of the title-track last month. The lead single was, according to frontman Grian Chatten, written, ‘during a time where he felt consumed by the need to write something else to alleviate the fear that I would never be able follow up Dogrel’.
“But more broadly it’s about the battle between happiness and depression, and the trust issues that can form tied to both of those feelings,” he added. “The song is a list of rules for the self, they’re principles for self-prescribed happiness that can often hang by a thread. It’s ostensibly a positive message, but with repetition comes different meanings, that’s what happens to mantras when you test them over and over.”