Duran Duran New Single Invisible
I think it’s safe to say it’s been a very torrid year, full of uncertainty in a world where people have experienced health issues, redundancies and sadly lost loved ones to the ferocious and horrific onslaught of Covid.
So, whom better to take us by the hand and lead us out of the dark than a band who’ve had more than their fair share of setbacks, yet still possess that dogged, British bulldog spirit to keep bouncing back? I for one need something fresh to listen to and to be inspired by a band that I have followed closely for the last forty years.
Duran Duran have just announced the title of their 15th studio album which is earmarked for release on 22nd October 2021. Future Past, or more commonly known as DD15 amongst the Duran Duran fraternity, brings to the fore a wealth of highly regarded personnel from the music industry.
We’ve not been made privy to the musical direction of the album but we have listened to the clues voiced by the band members themselves. Frontman Simon Le Bon has referred to it as ‘edgy’, whilst Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor have all mentioned there’s at least one ballad. We’ve also been let on to expect a fusion of EDM, Disco and a ‘traditional Duran Duran sound’. Make of that what you will.
Anyhow, Mike Garson (David Bowie’s good friend, lynch pin and long-time pianist) is definitely involved with one song called Can’t Say That is Love. Britpop’s Blur guitarist, Graham Coxon has played on most of Future Past, providing his virtuoso talents. If you’ve listened to his sumptuous riffs on Blur albums such as 1994’s Park Life or The Great Escape from 1995 then you’ll already know we’re in for a treat!
Production duty falls to the responsibility of 70’s synth disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Erol Alkan resident Producer, Mark Ronson, who has now enjoyed working with Duran Duran for three consecutive albums – All You Need is Now (2010), Paper Gods (2015) and the eagerly awaited Future Past (2021) which fans have been made to wait six long years for.
The first song from Future Past to receive airplay will be Invisible. It will premiere on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast show on BBC Radio 2, Wednesday 19th May 2021 then made available to purchase as a download from your favourite music download site and also via streaming.
In addition, it has been confirmed that physical formats are now available to purchase from leading music outlet Townsend Music (UK). There’s a various selection of bundles including green and white vinyl aswell as deluxe CD’s. There are also a limited number of signed prints available.
It’s also worth noting to keep an eye on the Super Deluxe Edition website. The guy who runs it is a lovely chap called Paul Sinclair who is himself, a self confessed Duran Duran fan! It’s quite possible he will host something special, a possible interview with the band or may have some exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else.