Franz Ferdinand share video for ‘Curious’

Franz Ferdinand share video for ‘Curious’

Franz Ferdinand have today shared the video for 'Curious', a brand-new recording featured on Hits To The Head, their 20-track greatest hits collection which is released on Friday March 11th 2022 on Domino.

Having previously shared Billy Goodbye, the other new track from the compilation, 'Curious' was also produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys) and is accompanied by a video directed by Andy Knowles.


Talking about the track, Alex Kapranos said:

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

Hits To The Head is available on CD, deluxe CD, double gatefold 2LP, limited edition indies only gatefold red 2LP, limited edition D2C exclusive gatefold gold 2LP vinyl and cassette.  CD and LP formats feature extensive liner notes from JD Beauvallet (former editor of Les Inrockuptibles) and exclusive, unseen photographs. 

The album, also available digitally, documents their almost twenty year existence, during which time they became, commercially and critically, one of the biggest UK bands in the world, selling over 10 million albums, 1.2 billion streams to date, 14 platinum albums, winning Brit, Ivor Novello + Mercury Prize awards, Grammy nominations and selling 6 million tickets for their incendiary live show worldwide.

Franz Ferdinand Hits To The Head

Album | 11th March 2022

Hits To The Head a 20-track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of Franz Ferdinand’s career to date.

Alongside 18 classics the album features two brand-new tracks “Billy Goodbye” & “Curious” co-produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price.

Tracklisting

  • 1Darts Of Pleasure
  • 2Take Me Out
  • 3The Dark Of The Matinée
  • 4Michael
  • 5This Fire
  • 6Do You Want To
  • 7Walk Away (HTTH Edit)
  • 8The Fallen (HTTH Edit)
  • 9Outsiders
  • 10Lucid Dreams
  • 11Ulysses
  • 12No You Girls
  • 13Right Action
  • 14Evil Eye
  • 15Love Illumination
  • 16Stand On The Horizon
  • 17Always Ascending
  • 18Glimpse Of Love
  • 19Curious
  • 20Billy Goodbye

Franz Ferdinand Hits To The Head

Album | 11th March 2022

Hits To The Head a 20-track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of Franz Ferdinand’s career to date.

Alongside 18 classics the album features two brand-new tracks “Billy Goodbye” & “Curious” co-produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price.

Tracklisting

  • 1Darts Of Pleasure
  • 2Take Me Out
  • 3The Dark Of The Matinée
  • 4Michael
  • 5This Fire
  • 6Do You Want To
  • 7Walk Away (HTTH Edit)
  • 8The Fallen (HTTH Edit)
  • 9Outsiders
  • 10Lucid Dreams
  • 11Ulysses
  • 12No You Girls
  • 13Right Action
  • 14Evil Eye
  • 15Love Illumination
  • 16Stand On The Horizon
  • 17Always Ascending
  • 18Glimpse Of Love
  • 19Curious
  • 20Billy Goodbye
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