Abbey Road Lock-In Ep. 2 | Fontaines D.C. X Dan Carey | 'The Black Angel's Death Song'

26th September 2021

Announcing Episode Two of our brand-new series, Abbey Road Lock-In. Fontaines D.C.’s remarkable cover of The Velvet Underground’s The Black Angel’s Death Song is out now.


The band recorded the track with English producer and Speedy Wunderground label boss, Dan Carey in Studio Three at Abbey Road.

 

Fontaines D.C.’s The Black Angel’s Death Song cover is taken from I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico. The album, which was released on 24 September, was executive produced by Lou Reed’s producer Hal Willner and features contributions from the likes of Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger, Sharon Van Etten and Iggy Pop.

 

Fontaines D.C. X Dan Carey - 'The Black Angel's Death Song' | Ep. 2

 
Speaking about Fontaines D.C.’s new release, Abbey Road’s Head of Brand & Communications, Mark Robertson says: ‘Abbey Road is thrilled to have been able to bring Fontaines D.C. back to the studios with Dan Carey to create this exceptional reworking of one of the Velvets’ most avant-garde tracks. The recording perfectly captures the band’s blistering intensity and manages to sound incredibly contemporary, while also remaining true to the spirit of the original.’

Abbey Road’s Lock-In series is designed to illuminate the musical creative experience, offering a window into an otherwise closed process. Artists are invited into the studios for an unexpected collaboration, or to record a new interpretation of an existing song, using only the mix of vintage instruments and future tech provided by Abbey Road. Django Django and Denai Moore’s recent collaboration Say Something was the first Lock-In track release in June this year.
 
 

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