Franz Ferdinand took four years between their last record and the forthcoming Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (out August 27). Frontman Alex Kapranos described some of his ideas behind the new album on the band's Wikipedia page:
Kapranos said that the album deals with "the idea of the cynic's search for optimism and the sceptic's search for a manual crop up here and there. I've always liked the lead character in Alasdair Gray's Lanark growing the hard scales to defend the soft inner-self from the world. Socially awkward asthmatic with a self-consuming imagination. My 19-year-old self was electrified. Maybe the album is about how to shed those scales."
"Right Action" certainly sounds like Franz picked up where they left off on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand in 2009. The song could fit as an album track right alongside any of Franz's prior records. Take a listen below.
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