Franz Ferdinand shock single decision

Band pick different single for US audience

Franz Ferdinand have chosen to release ’The Fallen’ as their new single in the US – despite the fact ’Walk Away’ is coming out in Britain.

In the UK, ’Walk Away is set for release on December 5. However, in the US, the band have decided to release the opening track from their second album.

Speaking in the States, singer Alex Kapranos said the decision was made because “in the States they’re more up for a bit of rock and roll”.

He told MTV: “It’s based on a number of different characters who are pretty enigmatic in their own right. These characters, Glaswegian characters, who maybe sometimes stumble on the darker side of life and maybe are from the rougher side of life. And it’s imagining Christ coming back as one of these characters that we’d know from back home and what he’d do and imagining him coming back and turning the rich into wine and drinking them and walking on the mean and maybe getting on Mary Magdalene.”

Franz Ferdinand will tour the UK in November and December.

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