Grian Chatten Announces Chaos For The Fly Album

Grian Chatten has unveiled details of his debut solo album, Chaos For The Fly, to be released June 30th via Partisan Records
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Grian Chatten has unveiled details of his debut solo album, Chaos For The Fly, to be released June 30th via Partisan Records. The Fontaines D.C. vocalist worked with long standing producer Dan Carey  on the record. To coincide with its announcement, a new track, “Fairlies” is streaming now with a video animated by Callum Scott-Dyson. Last week Chatten released debut solo song “The Score.”

Of the track, Grian says, “I wrote “Fairlies” in intense heat. Partly in Jerez, Spain, partly in LA a couple of days before a Fontaines D.C. tour kicked off. It was a quick write, and I believe I celebrated each line with a beer.”

About Chaos For The Fly

Thirty miles north of Dublin along a windswept promenade you’ll find a tired casino, the sort of place anyone familiar with the rusted seaside glamor of forgotten coastal towns will recognize. A now shuttered escape where the crack of pool balls and chink of glasses in the lounge bar reverberated within the ever-present whirr and jangle of slot machines. Unremarkable to some, perhaps, but it was where Chaos For The Fly was born.

“I was walking along Stoney Beach at night and it came to me on the waves,” recalls Chatten. “I just stood there and looked at them and I heard the whole fucking thing. Every part of it, from the chord progressions to the string arrangements.”

The resulting songs could have been taken, shaped and reimagined with his bandmates in Fontaines D.C., but Chatten decided to treat these differently.

“I just thought: I want to do this myself. I know where we as a band are going next and that’s not where I want to go with this. I’ve got a couple of exaggerated aspects of my soul that I wanted to express,” he says.

“The rest of the band are all creative and songwriters in their own right, too. I didn’t want to go to them and be like, ‘No, every single thing has to be like this.’ I didn’t want to compromise with these songs in that way.

A lot of the album was written with just me and a guitar and I really like the idea of it being boiled down to those elements. That feeling of having the song in the palm of your hand, that control of having it with just you and a guitar,” he says. “There’s an intensity as a result of that.”

Grian Chatten
Chaos For The Fly
Partisan Records

The Score
Last Time Every Time Forever
Bob’s Casino
All Of The People
East Coast Bed
Salt Throwers Off A Truck
I Am So Far
Season For Pain

Pre-order Chaos For The Fly by Grian Chatten HERE


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