Duran Duran Announces New Album “Future Past”, Premieres New Song “INVISIBLE” on BBC Radio 2
- British rock band Duran Duran is back. The band announced their 15th studio album “Future Past” would be released on October 22, 2021. It is their first album in six years.
From the album, the band premiered a new song “INVISIBLE” on BBC Radio 2.
The accompanying music video was created by an Artificial Intelligence called Huxley, a unique dreamer whose 'mind' has been modeled after the cognitive and emotional processes of humans. It is the very first collaboration of its kind, between artists in different planes of existence.
“Sonic architecture has always been incredibly important to Duran Duran. I think, with 'Invisible,' we really have managed to carve the sculpture the way we wanted it,” keyboard player Nick Rhodes said in a statement. “Sonically, it's a very unusual piece of music. I think when you merge all the instruments together, it creates an overall sound that perhaps you haven't heard before.”
- “When we first went into the studio in late 2018, I was trying to persuade the guys that all we needed to do was write two or three tracks for an EP,” vocalist Simon Le Bon added. “Four days later, with the nucleus of 25-plus strong songs in the can that all deserved development, I realized we'd be in it for the long haul, but that was before COVID. So here we are in 2021 with our 15th studio album, Future Past, straining at the leash. Music by Duran Duran with [features and production by] Graham Coxon, Lykke Li, Mike Garson, Erol Alkan, Mark Ronson, Giorgio Moroder (for God's sake!). I'm not saying it's epic, but well … yes I am. We open with the song 'Invisible,' which began as a story about a one-sided relationship but grew into something much bigger, because 'a voiceless crowd isn't backing down.' John and Roger's rhythm track is mountainous; Nick's melodies twist and soar; Graham's guitar is a knife. It feels exactly right for right now.”
Also, the band is working on Duran Duran's 40th anniversary anthology that includes previously unreleased material.
- source : BBC Radio 2