Love Illumination

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"Love Illumination"
Single by Franz Ferdinand
from the album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
A-side "Right Action"
Released 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27)
Recorded 2013
Length 3:44
Label Domino
Producer(s) Alex Kapranos
Franz Ferdinand singles chronology
"Right Action"
"Love Illumination"
"Evil Eye"
Music video
"Love Illumination" on YouTube

"Love Illumination" is a song by Scottish indie rock group Franz Ferdinand from the band's fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. It was released as the second single to promote the album on 27 June 2013.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The song's lyrics have been described as "a cheeky testament to their writing abilities".[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on 24 July 2013 onto the band's Vevo channel on YouTube. It was directed by Tim Saccenti.[7]

The video was called "self-consciously odd" by Sarah Bella.[8]

Track Listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Love Illumination" (Kapranos / McCarthy) - 3:44
7" (RUG533)
  1. "Right Action" (Alex Kapranos / Nick McCarthy / Robert Hardy) - 3:01
  2. "Love Illumination" (Kapranos / McCarthy) - 3:44
UK digital download
  1. "Right Action" (Kapranos / McCarthy / Hardy) - 3:01
  2. "Love Illumination" (Kapranos / McCarthy) - 3:44
  3. "Right Action" (Live) (Kapranos / McCarthy / Hardy) - 3:05
  4. "Stand on the Horizon" (Live) (Kapranos / McCarthy) - 4:14
  • Live versions taken from Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action deluxe edition bonus disc


Personnel adapted from the album's linear notes


Chart (2013) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 22
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 31
France (SNEP)[11] 148