Franz Ferdinand cover Grimes’ ‘Oblivion’ – watch

The band played an acoustic version of the electro-pop track for a French radio station

Franz Ferdinand have covered Grimes‘ 2012 track ‘Oblivion’.

The Scottish band played an acoustic version of the song for French radio station Oui FM. Click below to watch their performance. Franz Ferdinand released their fourth album, ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’, earlier this week.

Franz Ferdinand – Grimes cover – Session… by radioouifm

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos recently revealed that he “wanted to split the band up” two years ago, saying he lost enthusiasm for a time following the release of the band’s third album, 2009’s ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’.

“[The fun] went out when I felt I was working to someone else’s schedule or deadline,” the singer recalled in an interview with The Observer. “I’m not naturally the kind of person who works well under those conditions. In fact, my whole adult life before that point, if I’d been in a job where I felt I was under pressure, I would usually just jack in the job. And suddenly I couldn’t do that any more. But maybe… Maybe, that’s what we did after the third record.”

Asked whether the band actually split up for a period, Kapranos replied: “I met up with Bob [Hardy, bassist] in Orkney about two years ago. I wanted to split the band up, because in my head it felt like one of those jobs… the ones I had to jack in. I didn’t like the routine and the obligations. And whether those obligations lay with my contemporaries, my peers, my record label, the fans, the audiences – or maybe myself… I felt…” Kapranos then stuttered, the writer notes, before adding: “It was time to, erm, stop that.”

Franz Ferdinand will tour through Europe, North America, Japan and Australia this autumn.