Olsen’s version was released in 2016, and appeared on ‘My Woman’, her third studio album.
Franz Ferdinand didn’t stray far from the original with their cover – listen below.
‘Always Ascending’ was the title track and first single from their fifth studio album – their first in five years – which is out tomorrow (February 9).
Read NME’s four star review of it here.
“In terms of the sound, the song is quite representative of the whole record,” Kapranos told NME.
“This one sounds quite different from our previous records – it’s a bit wider and less of a ‘straight up guitar’ album. It’s just a taster. There are many more surprises to come.”
In May 2017, Franz Ferdinand revealed their new-look band line-up following the departure of founding member Nick McCarthy last year.
McCarthy left the band after 14 years back in July 2016, with Franz Ferdinand confirming that he wouldn’t be taking part in either the recording or touring of their next album. The guitarist thanked the band’s fans “for being such an inspiration over the years” in an accompanying statement.
Franz Ferdinand tour and tickets
The band’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below, where they’ll be supported by Albert Hammond Jr.
The dates include a special VO5 NME Awards 2018 show at the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday February 24. Tickets are available here.
Sunday 11 February Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 13 February Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 14 February Nottingham Rock City
Friday 16 February Newcastle 02 Academy
Saturday 17 February Glasgow 02 Academy
Monday 19 February Leeds 02 Academy
Tuesday 20 February Birmingham 02 Academy
Wednesday 21 February Bristol 02 Academy
Friday 23 February Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 24 February London 02 Brixton Academy