Franz Ferdinand have dropped a brand new track, ‘Curious’.
The track is taken from their forthcoming greatest hits collection, ‘Hits To The Head’, set to arrive on 11th March 2022 via Domino, and follows up on the other previously revealed new track from the compilation, ‘Billy Goodbye’.
Produced by frontman Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys) it’s accompanied by a video directed by Andy Knowles.
Talking about the track, Alex Kapranos explains: “What’s the meaning behind the song? A meet-cute on the first page as tension enters left on a dark stage, but as our stars collide I’m curious: will you want me when you’ve got me? I’m a future seeker. Are we the future? I’m curious. I had this idea for the lyric – kind of the reverse of one of those life flashing before your mind as you die in a film scenes, where the entire course of a relationship flashes before you the instant you fall in love with someone.”
He added about the video: “So, it’s a dance song we said later on when thinking about a video. And we’ve always said we play dance music said Bob, so why don’t we dance in the video? So we gave Andy Knowles, our old pal who was in Bob’s class at Art School and played with FF in 2005/6, a shout and he was up for it. You can spot his cameo and, yes, that is us actually dancing.”