Franz Ferdinand Announce Greatest Hits Album, Share Video for New Single ‘Billy Goodbye’

    Franz Ferdinand have shared two new songs, ‘Billy Goodbye’ and ‘Curious’, which are set to appear on the forthcoming greatest hits compilation Hits to the Head. The 20-song collection comes out on March 11 via Domino. Below, watch the video for ‘Billy Goodbye’ video and check out the compilation’s artwork and tracklist.

    Speaking about the process of curating the new compilation, frontman Alex Kapranos said in a press release:

    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.

    Franz Ferdinand’s last studio LP, Always Ascending, arrived in 2018.

    Hits to the Head Cover Artwork:

    Hits to the Head Tracklist:

    1. Darts of Pleasure
    2. Take Me Out
    3. The Dark of the Matinée
    4. Michael
    5. This Fire
    6. Do You Want To
    7. Walk Away
    8. The Fallen
    9. Outsiders
    10. Lucid Dreams
    11. Ulysses
    12. No You Girls
    13. Right Action
    14. Evil Eye
    15. Love Illumination
    16. Stand on the Horizon
    17. Always Ascending
    18. Glimpse of Love
    19. Curious
    20. Billy Goodbye

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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