Always Ascending is the fifth studio album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was released on 9 February 2018 through the Domino Recording Company. It is the band's first non-collaborative album in over four years, following Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. It is also their first album to feature new member Julian Corrie, who joined shortly after the departure of Nick McCarthy. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. It peaked at number three in Scotland and number six in the UK. Three singles were released from the album; "Always Ascending", "Feel the Love Go", and "Lazy Boy".