NEW MUSIC: DURAN DURAN | ANNIVERSARY
Duran Duran’s upcoming album, "FUTURE PAST," is arriving in October; the new wave veterans have unveiled a new track titled “Anniversary.” Paired with a visualizer, the track opens with their signature New Wave sound — a barrage of synths and guitar — before Simon Le Bon enters: “Come celebrate this union/Come holy and unchained.” Co-produced by the band with British DJ and producer Erol Alkan, “Anniversary” contains hints of previous Duran Duran hits meant to be Easter eggs for fans to uncover. “‘Anniversary’ is a special song for us,” John Taylor said in a statement. “Obviously, we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After playing and working together for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together can really mean; it’s not something we would have thought song-worthy 40 years ago, but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran hits. They’re like Easter eggs for the fans to find.” "FUTURE PAST" is due on October 22nd via Tape Modern for BMG and follows 2015’s "Paper Gods." Duran Duran previously shared “MORE JOY!” and “INVISIBLE,” the latter of which they performed live at the Billboard Music Awards back in May.