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Fontaines D.C. debut new song ‘I Love You’ at London show

The track featured as part of the Dublin band's headline show at Alexandra Palace

By Hollie Geraghty

Fontaines D.C. performing live in Dublin
Fontaines D.C. perform Live from A Night at Montrose, Dublin. (Photo: YouTube).

Fontaines D.C. performed a new song called ‘I Love You’ at London’s Alexandra Palace last night (October 27).

The headline show was the final date of the Dublin band’s 20 show tour, which started at De Mountford Hall in Liverpool at the beginning of this month.

Frontman Grian Chatten sang: “I love you, I love you, I told you I do, it’s all I’ve ever felt.”

The track started gentle and reflective before Chatten launched into an intense one minute lyrical streak in which he barely came up for air.

Watch the video recorded by a fan below.

In March Fontaines D.C. confirmed they had finished mixing their third album, with bassist Conor Deegan revealing in a Reddit AMA “it’s a good one”.

He added: “We just finished mixing the next record last week, sounding really great. It’s funny because we were so swept up with touring when we were writing [second album] a hero’s death, I think we only got a sense of what that record really is now.

“But with this one we were really well rested and present mentally for writing it, so the music really reflects that. Can’t wait to put it out, it’s a good one.”

The bassist also told NME in September: “The third album is really good”.

He added: “We all thought the songs were quite poppy. We thought we’d got this sound that was finally the sound that we wanted to get across the songs, which we thought was quite poppy.

“We showed them to our manager, and he said, ‘Lads, this is the darkest shit you’ve ever written!’ And we were like, ‘What? What are you talking about? This bass melody is catchy, this vocal melody is catchy’. He was just like, ‘No, this is extremely dark’. So there you go!”

He also said the band was “still writing”, adding that they were “looking at doing other projects on the side, because we’re all writing tunes separately when we’re not working together in the band.”

“All those tunes are just stacking up and homeless, so we need to find something to do with them.”