Ex-Franz Ferdinand member Nick McCarthy announces new project Manuela

The guitarist is right back in the swing of things.
Following the announcement in the past week that he was deciding to leave Franz Ferdinand, Nick McCarthy has certainly moved quickly – announcing his brand new project Manuela.

Teaming up with his wife Manuela Gernedel (the name makes sense now – Ed), it’s stripped-back indie in all its glory, demonstrated by ‘Cracks In The Concrete’ – a lo-fi groover if we ever heard one.

Talking about the track Gernedel said:

“Lyrically Cracks In The Concrete, like much of the album, is skipping back and forth between a narration and internal monologue. The line “cracks in the concrete” was partly inspired by the French phrase “sous les páves, la plage!” which came up during the student revolts there in May ’68. Roughly translated it says “there is sand underneath the pavement!” It’s talking about the potential of things breaking and breaking up things. Everything is morbid and falling apart and you have to keep on telling yourself that it’s going to work itself out (“everything is healing”)”

Check it all out below and make up your own mind.

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