Grian Chatten shares final album preview, ‘All Of The People’

It’s another taste of his debut solo record, which drops tomorrow.

Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten has shared another single ‘All Of The People’, an intricate track exploring connection and loneliness, coming together and breaking apart. It comes ahead of the release of his debut solo album, ‘Chaos For The Fly’, which is out tomorrow (30th June) on Partisan Records.

Co-produced by Grian alongside their frequent collaborator, Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey, ‘All Of The People’ is the songwriter’s rally against a misanthropic and untrustworthy society. Explaining more about his motivations behind the track, Grian says that “‘All Of The People’ is the stiff collar tight-fisted hand to the grindstone written where all is blue and everyone is a liar. It is a line of chalk scratched around the world”.

It arrives accompanied by a poignant video directed by Sam Taylor, who was also behind the videos for Fontaines’ ‘I Love You’ and ‘Roman Holiday’. Discussing the single’s visuals, Taylor comments: “Taking inspiration from Lars Von Trier, George Orwell, Billy Wilder, our film analyses loneliness, self-doubt then acceptance, appreciation and human connection. We hope it makes you cry happy/sad tears x”.

While Fontaines D.C. have revealed more facets of themselves with each release - most recently on acclaimed third album ‘Skinty Fia’ - this collection of songs is one that Grian knew he wanted to put out solo. “I’ve got a couple of exaggerated aspects of my soul that I wanted to express”, he says. And if the pre-release singles are anything to go by, ‘Chaos For The Fly’ promises to be his most personal and poetic writing yet.

Watch the official video for ‘All Of The People’ below.

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