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 Pleasure2. Take Me Out3. The Dark of the Matinée4. Michael5. This Fire6. Do You Want To7. Walk Away8. The Fallen9. Outsiders10. Lucid Dreams11. Ulysses12. No You Girls13. Right Action14. Evil Eye15. Love Illumination16. Stand on the Horizon17. Always Ascending18. Glimpse of Love19. Curious20. Billy Goodbye