Scottish indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand performed “Feel The Love Go” last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“Feel The Love Go” is taken from the band’s latest album, Always Ascending, which was released earlier this year via Domino Records. The post-punk track opens with slick, electronic beats and pulsating synths, and features frontman Alex Kapranos’ seductive lead vocals, dirty guitar riffs and an impressive saxophone solo.
Kapranos is bursting with more energy and smooth, eccentric dance moves (think David Bowie or David Byrne) than most rock frontmen these days, which is especially incredible given that Kapranos is now 46 years old. The performance also features a surprise guest on saxophone: former Contortions frontman James Chance.
Many of Franz Ferdinand’s contemporaries have either broken up or released lackluster music that pales in comparison to their original recordings, but Franz Ferdinand are a band that’s alive and kicking as they continue to push into new territory. Kapranos talked to Paste earlier this year about the making of their ambitious, dark and disco-tinged new album—you can revisit that interview right here.
The band is fresh off a string of North American tour dates and they’ll return to the States later in April, where they’ll remain until mid-May. The band will also make an appearance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival on May 4-6.
Watch Franz Ferdinand perform “Feel The Love Go” on Colbert below.