Franz Ferdinand have just revealed new track Feel The Love Go, taken from the new album Always Ascending which will be released on February 9th 2018 via Domino. The new album cut comes with a video shot by acclaimed director Diane Martel (Miley Cyrus, Charlie XCX, Justin Timberlake). The video sees frontman Alex Kapranos cast as an unhinged evangelical preacher. Watch the video here or stream the track below.
Director Diane Martel comments on the video:
I’m excited to work with Franz for the third time! They are close friends and stellar artists. Most of all I think this album is their best of all. Each song could be a single. It’s expansive musically, wonderfully produced, and the lyrics are brilliant as usual. This new incarnation of the band is perfection!
Always Ascending was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). The album’s announcement was accompanied by a launch gig at Paris’s Point Ephémère, which was broadcast and is now streaming on the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page.
Always Ascending is available to pre-order now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag.
The band have announced at Banquet New Slang show at the Kingston Hippodrome on the eve of the album, February 8th. Franz Ferdinand will embark on an extensive tour in the beginning of 2018, including a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February. Full worldwide dates can be found below.
Franz Ferdinand – Feel The Love Go