Following their previous single ‘Billy Goodbye’, Franz Ferdinand have shared the music video for new track ‘Curious’.

The song is taken from their 20-track Hits To The Head compilation album scheduled for release on March 11.

Frontman Alex Kapranos said of the new track,

“What’s the meaning behind the song? A meet-cute on the first page as tension enters left on a dark stage, but as our stars collide I’m curious: will you want me when you’ve got me? I’m a future seeker. Are we the future? I’m curious. I had this idea for the lyric – kind of the reverse of one of those life flashing before your mind as you die in a film scenes, where the entire course of a relationship flashes before you the instant you fall in love with someone.”

The music video for ‘Curious’ is directed by Andy Knowles.

Alex added,

“So, it’s a dance song we said later on when thinking about a video. And we’ve always said we play dance music said Bob, so why don’t we dance in the video? So we gave Andy Knowles, our old pal who was in Bob’s class at Art School and played with FF in 2005/6, a shout and he was up for it. You can spot his cameo and, yes, that is us actually dancing.”

The song, along with ‘Billy Goodbye’, will be featured in the Scottish rock band’s Hits To The Head compilation album.

The record documents 20 years of the band, during which they became one of the biggest bands in the UK and the world.

Hits To The Head will be available in CD and LP formats and feature extensive liner notes from JD Beauvallet (former editor of Les Inrockuptibles) and exclusive, unseen photographs.

Photo credit: David Edwards