Franz Ferdinand Announces Greatest Hits Album “Hits To The Head”, Shares New Song “Billy Goodbye”
- Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand announced their greatest hits album “Hits To The Head” would be released on March 11, 2021.
The album contains 20-track, featuring two brand-new tracks “Billy Goodbye” and “Curious”, produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price.
Frontman Alex Kapranos said of the album, “It's the same as writing a set-list for a festival: you want to play the songs you know people want to hear. The hits. Bring the hits to the head. The heart. The feet. That means obvious singles, but also songs you know have a special meaning for both band and audience like 'Outsiders.' We also added two new songs, recorded last year: 'Billy Goodbye' and 'Curious,' both co-produced at the last stage with Stuart Price. I have friends who believe you're somehow not a 'real' fan if you own a best of rather than a discography. I disagree. I think of my parents' record collection as a kid. I loved their compilation LPs. I am so grateful that they had Changes or Rolled Gold. Those LPs were my entrance point. My introduction.”
- On November3, the band released a music video for “Billy Goodbye” directed by Diane Martel, Alex Kapranos and Ben Cole.
“The original idea of the video was the friendship ending on the terms of a wake,” Alex Kapranos told NME about the video. “A lot of the imagery you see comes from traditional imagery of Memento mori – reminders of our mortality that you would see in art: flowers disappearing, time passing and candles literally being snuffed out. It's always good to be reminded of our mortality.”
He continued, “When you have a wake, I like the idea of it being more of a celebration of life. The funeral is the time when you mourn, but the wake is the time when you celebrate. You think, 'Oh, that was a great life and I really appreciate that I shared that life'. The idea was to apply that to a friendship which is over, and to think, 'Yes, let's celebrate that friendship and understand what was good about it' while also acknowledging that it might be over as well.”
Recently, drummer Paul Thomson had departed the band, with Glasgow-based drummer Audrey Tait joining as his replacement, as well as confirming that studio recordings had been undertaken with Audrey Tait.
Photo by Domino Recording Company
- source : Apple Music