Dublin’s best indie music export, Fontaines D.C. returned in 2022, with their most mature and best, 3rd album, ‘Skinty Fia‘ on Partisan Records, and ‘Roman Holiday‘ is among the definitive candidates for best indie rock track of 2022….
The immense power of the quintet’s album, and in particular this track’s, lies on the penetrative melodic line, that gets under the listener’s skin from its very first seconds, the melancholic, and best to date, vocal performance by Grian Chatten (without losing his coolness!), the bleeding guitar riffs, but most importantly lyrics that reflect 100% to this post-pandemic/war/global energy crisis etc. era for the young generation. Yup, at least restless youths have found their idols, their “voice”, and this is their magnum opus:
“Baby come on get stoned get stoned
Get inside it inside it inside it inside
Get along get along get alone get alone
Heard about the week on the Dalymount seat yeah
Baby come on ‘fore the going gets gone
Heard you lied to the Major
Won’t be long
Well I wish upon a wedding for a picture in the star
When they knock for ya don’t forget who you are
Nope, this drive ain’t really no joyride by all means!