Fontaines D.C. have revealed ‘Favourite’ will bookend their upcoming album ‘ROMANCE’.

Fontaines D.C. have revealed Favourite will bookend their upcoming album Romance

Fontaines D.C. have revealed Favourite will bookend their upcoming album Romance

The post-punk band - which consists of members Grian Chatten, Tom Coll, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan III and Carlos O'Connell - are set to release the LP on 23 August, and have now shared the music video for the song, which includes footage of the members as youngsters.

In a statement, Deegan said: “This video is a reminiscing of the past; of each other’s childhoods we didn’t know.

“To see people we know on an intimate level as adults in the tender ages of childhood, we explore where we came from, and who on some level, still are. I see a lot of familiar faces being pulled, and the antics these lads are undertaking in their videos are so disarming and vulnerable to see.

“I am at times reminded of boyish mannerisms that they’ve grown out of in the time I’ve known them – and some that they haven’t. I feel their souls there.”

He added: “I would like this video to serve as a way of honouring our friendships, and moving from that, the relationships we hold dear. Our mothers, fathers, siblings, aunties and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Those who we still have, and those we have sadly lost.

“We haven’t lost that connection to each other, and are not afraid to come of age again, holding on to romance in a sometimes trying world.”

Chatten explained the album - which was announced last month alongside their first single ‘Starbuster’ - was inspired by Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s anime ‘Akira’, and described it as having “this never-ending sound to it, a continuous cycle from euphoria to sadness, two worlds spinning forever”.

He said: “I’m fascinated by that – falling in love at the end of the world.

“The album is about protecting that tiny flame. The bigger armageddon looms, the more precious it becomes.

“We say things on this record we’ve wanted to say for a long time. I never feel like it’s over, but it’s nice to feel lighter.”