Duran Duran Covers Talking Heads' “PSYCHO KILLER” featuring Victoria DeAngelis
British rock band Duran Duran, consisting of Nick Rhodes (keyboards), Simon Le Bon (vocals), John Taylor (bass) and Roger Taylor (drums), will release their upcoming sixteenth studio album “Danse Macabre” this Friday (October 27th).
A Halloween-themed album, the record will include three new tracks, covers and reimagined versions of older Duran Duran material.
From the album, the band released a cover of American rock band Talking Heads' “PSYCHO KILLER” on October 24, 2023.
The song is the third single off of the album.
This time, the band teamed up with Italian rock band Måneskin bassist Victoria DeAngelis on the track.
The original version of the song was released by Talking Heads from their debut studio album “Talking Heads: 77” in 1974.
The track was written by David Byrne and Christopher Frantz. The cover version of the song was produced by Joshua Blair.
- The band bassist John Taylor said of the collaboration with Victoria DeAngelis,“When Psycho Killer made the cut for the album, I thought, ‘I’m gonna ask her if she’d like to have a bass-off!’. She is probably the most important electric bassist out there right now. The first time I met Vic, I asked her who her bass inspirations were. Right away, she said, 'Tina Weymouth!; I said, 'Me too.' When the idea of covering 'Psycho Killer' came up, I thought, 'I’m going to call Vic.' She loved the idea, naturally!”
Victoria DeAngelis said, “I got a call from John… saying he was working on a cover of 'Psycho Killer,' and he wanted to ask me first about playing on it. It was insane being asked by one of the greatest bass players ever to play one of my favorite songs with Duran Duran. Absolutely insane. I’m so grateful and honored, it was so much fun recording together with John and he was so sweet to me and encouraged me to express myself and play it my own way. I’ll always remember that day.”
Photo by Gavin Elder
- source : Apple Music