Duran Duran release new studio album «Paper Gods» Print E-mail
Written by alex davie   
Friday, 11 September 2015 19:31

Duran Duran - «Paper Gods»UK pop legends Duran Duran release their 14th studio album, «Paper Gods» in the USA on September 18th, 2015 and in the rest of the world on September 11th through Warner Bros. Records. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor recorded the album in London with producers Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair, and Mr Hudson. The record features special guests Janelle Monáe (on the first single «Pressure Off»), former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Canadian Juno-Award winning singer Kiesza, British singer/songwriter Mr Hudson, violinist Davidé Rossi and actress Lindsay Lohan. The album was mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.

The songs on «Paper Gods» capture the duality and sense of conflict at the heart of Duran Duran’s music. “It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side,” John says. “That’s something that’s essential to all of us,” Nick adds. “It’s great to be able to lift people’s spirits — and your own — with a strong shot of pure pop, but the world we live in isn’t all just made of that stuff, so it seems natural to me that we have kept one foot in the darker, more Gothic side of life.”

Early sessions for «Paper Gods» began in 2013, with Mark Ronson and engineer Josh Blair once again joining the band in their south London recording studio, as they had for 2011’s «All You Need is Now», which was produced by Ronson. When Ronson was called away to begin working on his own album, Duran Duran and Blair hooked up with the Kanye West/Jay-Z collaborator Ben “Mr” Hudson, and the sessions caught fire. In the summer of 2014, Ronson returned once more to the project, adding long-time Duran collaborator, Nile Rodgers to the mix for two of the album’s standout tracks. The remaining songs were co-produced by Josh Blair and the band.

“We found a whole new level of inspiration on this album,” says Rhodes.

“We’ve allowed ourselves the time to make music that we can be proud of,” adds Le Bon. “I judge what we release by my favourite albums — Horses, Harvest, Let It Bleed, Blue, Transformer, Aladdin Sane. Those are classic albums. The only rule is it’s got to be music you can live with for the rest of your life.”

CHIC co-founder Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson co-wrote, and produced the track «Pressure Off» , and Rodgers also features on it. The former harks back to the taut funk of Duran Duran’s 1986 album «Notorious», which was also co-produced by Rodgers. “«Notorious» was a strong touchstone for the band,” says Roger Taylor. “«All You Need is Now» definitely reflected our earlier albums, but our starting point here was «Notorious». We’re fortunate to be able to be inspired by our own back catalogue – not many bands can say that.”

In a collaboration overseen by China Chow, the band worked closely with Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel, who created the album’s cover art. It features a collage of images that reference the visual history of Duran Duran, each placed like a sticker on a reproduction of Israel’s “Sky Backdrop” painting. The logo and graphic design are by Brian Roettinger.

Tracklisting:

01. Paper Gods (featuring Mr Hudson) 7:04

02. Last Night in the City (featuring Kiesza) 4:44

03. You Kill Me with Silence 4:26

04. Pressure Off (featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers) 4:21

05. Face for Today 3:52

06. Danceophobia 4:14

07. What Are the Chances? 4:55

08. Sunset Garage 4:43

09. Change the Skyline (featuring Jonas Bjerre) 3:57

10. Butterfly Girl 3:15

11. Only in Dreams 6:05

12. The Universe Alone 5:48

Bonus tracks (Deluxe Edition only)

13. Planet Roaring 3:49

14. Valentine Stones 3:30

15. Northern Lights 5:13

Info submited by official Duran Duran web site.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 20:07
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Facebook Comments

Language Selection

Login

We @ Instagram

We @ YouTube

We @ Twitter

We @ Facebook

Upcoming Events



We @ Facebook

Latest Comments

  • Edge Of The Night XX
    Расписание мероприятия: 19:00 - 20:00 DJ Hellen 20:00 - 20:40 CHILDREN OF THE GUN 20:40 - 21:00 DJ Flame 21:00 - 21:45 PARA BELLVM 21:45 - 22:00 DJ Flame 22:00 - 23:00 STILLIFE 23:00 - 23:30 DJ Flame ... More...
    28.10.17 00:35
    by davie
  • Cyber Halloween 3 (Agonoize / ...
    Attention! Due circumstances of force majeure, Cyber Halloween 3: Laboratory of Horror Dance event will be in «ROCK HOUSE» Club (not «MONA CLUB» as prior announced). Never miss it! More...
    15.10.17 23:12
    by davie
  • Cyber Halloween 3 (Agonoize / ...
    Внимание! В связи с обстоятельствам и непреодолимой силы, Cyber Halloween 3: Laboratory of Horror Dance переносится из клуба «MONA CLUB» в клуб «ROCK HOUSE». Будьте внимательны! More...
    15.10.17 23:09
    by davie
  • Robbie Williams / Erasure
    Как стало известно сегодня, все российские концерты Робби отменены. More...
    05.09.17 20:04
    by davie

Latest Forum Posts



Poll

New SHOUT! Night party?
 

Who Is Online

We have 145 guests online

Statistics

Members : 308
Content : 391
Web Links : 132
Content View Hits : 2211027

Home | RSS Feed Design by : alex davie

Top