Celebrate our return to the Euros with 'Scotland, Bonnie Scotland' by The LaFontaines
The new track celebrates Scotland qualifying for their first major football tournament in over 20 years
Scottish rockers The LaFontaines evoke the spirit of The Tartan Army with new single Scotland, Bonnie Scotland in tribute to Scotland’s return to the Euros, the team’s first major football tournament in 23 years.
Dropping today – 1st of June -, the band team up with Scotland goalie David Marshall for the video which also features football stars Charlie Mulgrew, Chris Burke, Gary Caldwell, Kenny Miller, Suzanne Grant and Kris Boyd and a host of famous faces including Grado, Storm Huntley and Jonathan Watson for a pre-Euros kick about.
Scotland, Bonnie Scotland was born out of a bit of fun on The LaFontaines Podcast.
However, what began as a joke quickly turned into reality, capturing the joy of Scottish football fans everywhere through a catchy chorus you can easily sing along to.
Kerr Okan, The LaFontaines frontman said: “Like the rest of the nation that night we were watching the game and kicked every ball with the team and we were podcasting after it talking about what it meant to qualify for the first time in 23 years. So as a joke we just decided that’s what the nation really needs, after a result like that, is for us to write the National Team's anthem so that's what we did.
We wrote it live on the podcast in 30 minutes and went to bed. We woke up the next morning and it had gone low-key viral with people saying it was our best song. From there players and fans started sharing it. It's magic, I'm absolutely buzzing!”
The new track samples Baccara’s ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ - which became Scotland’s unofficial anthem after a video of the squad dancing to the song post-qualifying for the European Championships went viral - it also features clips of commentary from when Scotland secured their place in the Euro’s through November 2020’s historic win.
Having played to audiences across the world and toured with some of the biggest names in music, The LaFontaines, starring Kerr Okan, Jamie Keenan and Darren McCaughey, have released three critically acclaimed albums, with 2019’s Junior going on to reach No.33 in the Top 40 Album Chart. Now, the trio are bringing their electric energy to football fans as Scotland eagerly awaits the country’s first shot at a major tournament in over 20 years.
Scotland, Bonnie Scotland is available via Spotify and Youtube. With just under 13 million Spotify streams to date and a brand new album on the way and their biggest headline show to date at Glasgow’s Academy on 20th August The LaFontaines have established themselves as a Scottish staple in UK music.