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Franz Ferdinand release new single and video

The sixth single off Franz Ferdinand's near perfect fourth studio album, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions," has been released along with music video. The seamlessly flowing track, "Stand on the Horizon," captures a series of feelings emerging as a ballad with ominous vocals by frontman, Alex Kapranos, then quickly segueing into a funky disco thumping song. "Stand on the Horizon" has a gloomy touch while also embracing the high energy we love about Franz Ferdinand.

Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
Photo by Jason Kempin

Franz Ferdinand is a rock group that drives an eclectic pop-funk style. From the band's debut self titled album, "Franz Ferdinand," which spawned chart topper, "Take me Out," they continued their intelligent groovy flow through to sophomore record, "You Could Have It So Much Better," with lead toe-tapper single, "Do You Want To." While some say the dynamics slowed down a bit on third album, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," with a heavy dub sound throughout, the record was smart and dance-experimental.

In the "Stand on the Horizon" video the band performs at a school-like dance club where younger men, on the verge of boys, are seen dancing very awkwardly with older women before they all head off hand-in-hand for a walk on the beach. The video was directed by Karan Kandhari, and he describes the aesthetic as: "An awkward look at innocence and experience. An attempt to capture a sparkle in the melancholy and a warmth in the strangeness. I hope people find it both sad and funny/hopeful and human. We either achieved all of this, or totally failed and ended up with an alternative universe version of Franz Ferdinand." I think they succeeded, you are drawn to the video nonetheless, check it out above.