It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since Franz Ferdinand put out their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. That album’s promotion dovetailed with “Take Me Out” winding down on the charts, and the album kind of fell on over-Franz-ed ears, so perhaps it was for the best.
The band is promising that their new album, as of yet untitled, which they just completed, is more dance-oriented, but slower than So Much Better. What that means, is kind of hazy (doesn’t dance-oriented typically imply faster?), but frontman Alex Kapranos told this to NME:
"The last record was fast, furious, frantic, 150 beats per minute," said Kapranos. "It was like a teenager having sex. This one’s a bit more assured and a bit friendlier for the dancefloor. It’s about 104/105bpm.
"It does sound different, and there are different instruments on the record, different tempos, a different attitude to making it.”
Ah, teenager sex as music metaphor. The new album is due out sometime early in 2009. [NME]