Fontaines D.C. have released a video for their latest single “The Couple Across The Way”. Taken from their new album Skinty Fia, which debuted at #1 on both the UK and Irish Official Albums Charts. The band will be visiting Australia and NZ next year for appearances at the Laneway Festival.
The video was conceptualised by frontman Grian Chatten and directed by Polocho.
“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”Grian Chatten
It’s a beautiful song and the moody, atmospheric video perfectly captures the sentiment of the music.
The Fontaines DC made their debut appearance on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden last week. The performance follows on from the band having made their first in-studio TV performance since the pandemic at NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this year.
Apart from the announcement of their tour of Australia and NZ next year, Fontaines D.C. have just begun a series of North American live dates, which will see the Grammy-nominated band play to sold out venues across that country, before heading onto their highly anticipated UK dates in November.
Photo credit: James Kelly