Fontaines D.C. have shared a new song in live favourite ‘Televised Mind’.
It’s a track which heaves, drones, and churns, which makes it a perfect embodiment of the bruised and battered – albeit beautiful – throughline on the band’s forthcoming LP, A Hero’s Death out 31 July via Partisan.
Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten says of the song, “This song is about the echo chamber, and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval. People’s opinions get reinforced by constant agreement, and we’re robbed of our ability to feel wrong.
Listen to ‘Televised Mind’ by Fontaines D.C. on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.
“We’re never really given the education of our own fallibility. People feign these great beliefs in order to appear trendy, as opposed to independently arriving at their own thoughts.
“We were listening to a lot of The Prodigy and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, specifically their song ‘Open Heart Surgery’. I was interested in extrapolating those types of chord progressions and capturing this droning, hypnotic feel.
“That last line repeated over and over [“What ya call it”] is a buffer expression that people used here in Dublin. It’s sort of like “umm” or “well…” – it’s what people say when they’re distracted.”
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