Franz Ferdinand have unveiled a new song, a blistering attack on Donald Trump. Check out ‘Demagogue’ below.
The track is part of the ‘30 Days, 30 Songs‘ project, in which a new anti-Trump song is unveiled every day in the run up to the US election. Death Cab For Cutie kicked it off with ‘Million Dollar Loan’, while Aimee Man, Bhi Bhiman and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James have also contributed.
A damning indictment of the Presidential candidate’s policies and alleged behaviour, Franz’s lyrics harvest the feeling of manifest doom throughout many liberal US voters: “those pussy-grabbing fingers won’t let go of me now”,
This is the band’s first new material since guitarist Nick McCarthy left Franz Ferdinand earlier this year.
“When we record or tour, it takes a long, full-time commitment lasting a minimum of a year and a half, most of which is spent away from home,” said the band in a statement. “Nick has a young family and does not want to be away from them for such a long period.”
They added: “This is not necessarily a permanent situation and we will let you know if circumstances change in the future.
“We’d love to be able to say this is a result of personal or musical differences, but it’s not. Those differences are what we formed the band around in the first place.”
The band are currently working on new material, following up 2013’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ and their 2015 collaboration with Sparks ‘FFS’.