by CA Marshall
Well, as promised in the Starlight Music Chronicles *Exclusive Spotlight Interview* with Hank Fontaine of the Dynamic Brother & Sister band The Fontaines earlier this Spring (click here to read), they delivered! Their newest single 'Cold' has hit mainstream, has already been getting rave reviews, and surely will have FM radio stations clambering to get it on their shows.
Hank informed me then that the new music would be different than what we have all previously heard with songs like 'Paul Newman', and 'Dusty Springfield' on their first self-titled EP. He also informed me that their next EP 'ii' can be expected to drop in June 2016 and with 'Cold' already out of the Barn gates only days ago, they are off to a high impact running start.
When you combine Charlotte Fontaine's demure and delicate vocals with Hank's extremely impressive guitar shredding skills in this new number, there can only be magic and that is what this single gives right from the get-go. The song is a high energy burst of awesomeness that will wake anyone up out of a serious mid-day funk. Guaranteed you will listen to it once and think, 'What? What did I just hear?' and listen again. and again. and once more for good measure!
I remember asking Hank what we can expect from the new EP - if it would have a similar vibe to their first one, and he replied, 'I don’t want us to feel boxed in by conventions that already exist. I think where I see us going is a place where we don’t have to resort back to a specific time and place but instead to exist in this time and place in 2016. That is our goal." This is an accomplishment that has been achieved yet again by this completely unique and innovative band that has me monitoring their every new move on all of their social media platforms (see below to connect!). Why? My only answer is, 'Because they are The Fontaines! I would be crazy NOT TO!'
Titles from the 'ii' EP will be:
please, say something
i love you
See them perform 'Cold' Live below:
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