Fucked Up Make ‘Rock Opera About a Guy Who Works at a Light Bulb Factory’ Sound Like a Great Idea


Here's Fucked Up front man Damian Abraham (a.k.a. the dude with the starter beard) explaining the band's upcoming album, David Comes to Life, to Pitchfork: "It takes place in a fictitious English town, and it's about a guy, David, who works at a light bulb factory. He falls in love with this activist. She subsequently dies during an accident. You never really find out what the accident is because we couldn't think of it [laughs]. Then David's on trial. There's this prosecutor who was secretly in love with the activist but is also aware that he's in a play. Then it gets really heady and drugged-out. It's also kind of like Rashomon in that there are certain moments told from different perspectives." Does that sound a little overwhelming? Don't worry: You won't have to actually sit down and suss out the particulars of this thing until June 7, when the album drops. For now, you can just enjoy the advanced material — like new FU track "Queen of Hearts," a raging buzz saw of a jam that manages to be abrasive and uplifting at the exact same time — without any big-picture complications. And while the subject has been tangentially broached: With Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" as the obvious champ, where does "Queen of Hearts" place in the "best songs named after playing cards" world rankings?

Fucked Up, “Queen of Hearts” MP3 [FADER]