Franz Ferdinand - "Stand On The Horizon" video

In Franz Ferdinand’s strange, striking new video for the shiny, horn-laced “Stand On The Horizon,” we see the band playing in a dark and mysterious seaside resort. It turns out to be the sort of place where younger men dance stiffly and robotically with older women, with everyone lit as dramatically as possible. The song comes from Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the album that the band released last year after a prolonged absence. Watch it below.

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is out now on Domino.

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  1. where to begin on this song…it’s perfect. IMO, it’s one of the best pieces of music in the FF catalogue:

    -the structure and arrangement of the song almost reminds me of an ariel pink song in that it’s non-traditional and surprising and as a result keeps you fully engaged with the song: intro to pre-chorus to chorus to verse to post-verse to pre-chorus to bridge with key change (i think its a key change) to pre-outro A to pre-outro B to fantastic sad/happy keyboard dance thing which then builds to outro with vocal layering to just vocal melodies to cigarette and a nap.

    -it sounds incredibly effortless and seamless between all the different sections

    -Bob’s deceptively tricky bassline

    -Paul’s Bowie-esque vocals “…when i am the cruelest man you have known.”

    -how Alex and Nick’s guitars interplay jsut 2 notes in different octaves and can build so much tension with it

    -how Alex and Nick sound like they were born to write music together

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