Multi-Platinum superstars Duran Duran will release their 14th studio album, PAPER GODS on September 11 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.
"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, HAVEST, 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."
Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, Duran Duran is one of the most culturally influential and commercially successful bands of all time, topping the charts around the world over the past three decades and selling more than 100 million records worldwide.