Franz Ferdinand’s last album Tonight was my favorite album of 2009 and their 2009 single “No You Girls” was my most-listened track of the year as well. The band has been quietly working on new material and is set to release Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action (iTunes link) at the end of the month.
The lead single is the title track of sort, “Right Action.” This is by no means a reinvention of the Franz Ferdinand sound, though I do sense a tiny bit of a funky undertone in this toe-tapping number that’s a bit new for the Scottish post-punk revival pioneers. I like the sitar as well. This is a killer track but honestly the music video completely overshadows the song with some great visual design and use of color. Check it out!
Another track from Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action is “Love Illumination”, which I also happen to find engaging. The music video for this one is pretty interesting too.