Earlier this year Dublin band Fontaines D.C. released their excellent third LP Skinty Fia (via Partisan Records), which they once again recorded with producer Dan Carey. Now they are sharing a dreamy new video for the album’s standout, a melancholic accordion tune “The Couple Across The Way”. It was conceptualized by frontman Grian Chatten and directed by Polocho.
Grian says about the song/video: “I was living in a tiny little flat in North London with my girlfriend and there was this Hitchcock-esque view of an elderly couple across from us. They had these blazing arguments that sent pigeons flying around, and after each one the man in the couple would come out onto this little balcony he had and just breathe for about 10 minutes. I couldn’t help but imagine it as a reflection of myself and my girlfriend in years to come, and ourselves as a reflection of a younger, happier version of them”.
Fontaines D.C. are also touring non-stop this year. The band have just begun a series of live dates in the USA, before heading onto their highly anticipated UK dates in November, after which they would also be performing in Australia, New Zealand and Japan early next year (find more information about the shows/tickets on their website).
Watch the video below and buy Skinty Fia here.