Returning with their fourth album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action', Franz Ferdinand looked both to the past and the future.
Musically, it found the band pushing ahead buy lyrically the group often appeared to be introverted, looking towards their childhood and adolescence.
Nowhere is that more evident than on new single 'Stand On The Horizon'. Out on July 28th, Alex Kapranos explains: "Ach, it's one of those optimistic pessimist's songs - as the North Sea sings "Come to me! Throw yourself to me!" all you can imagine is stepping across the horizon into a golden future while Marsden Rock collapses under the waves."
Alongside the original, the release will contain the Todd Terje Extended mix and a cover of the track by Frankie & The Heartstrings - themselves from Sunderland. The Horrors' Tom Furse has stepped in to re-work the track, check out his 'Stand On The Horizon' extrapolation below.
'Stand On The Horizon' is due to be released on July 28th.