DURAN DURAN – Glam And Glitter Legends Released New Horrortastic Single ‘DANSE MACABRE’ Today

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30 August 2023

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Glam and glitter legends DURAN DURAN have no intention whatsoever to retire.
They canned album number 16, baptized DANCE MACABRE and they will share it
with the world on 27 October.


1. Nightboat2. Black Moonlight
3. Love Voudou
4. Bury A Friend
5. Supernature
6. Danse Macabre
7. Secret Oktober 31st
8. Ghost Town
9. Paint It Black
10. Super Lonely Freak
11. Spellbound
12. Psycho Killer (feat. Victoria De Angelis)
13. Confession in the Afterlife

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DD always reveled in the shadows, playing with artistic, aesthetic, and emotional extremes. As much as you can move and shout along to the timeless chants of Hungry Like the Wolf, Ordinary World, or Rio, it feels most natural do so under the cover of night. They’re the ultimate soundtrack to sharing secrets in close whispers on the dancefloor before the lights go up. Now, the iconic UK quartet—Simon Le Bon [lead vocals], Nick Rhodes [keys, synthesizers], John Taylor [bass], and Roger Taylor [drums], unearth bright melodies from darkness as they thread together new tunes, covers, and alternate versions of classics on this new album.

(Photo Credit: Stephanie Pistel)

Nick Rhodes: “The song ‘Danse Macabre’ celebrates the joy and madness of Halloween.
It is the title track of our forthcoming album, which gathers together an unusual mix of cover versions, reworked Duran Duran songs and several new compositions. The idea was born out of a show we played in Las Vegas on October 31st, 2022. We had decided to seize the moment to create a unique, special event…the temptation of using glorious gothic visuals set to a dark soundtrack of horror and humour was simply irresistible.

That evening inspired us to explore further and to make an album, using Halloween as the key theme. The record metamorphosed through a pure, organic process, and not only was it made faster than anything since our debut album, it has also resulted in something none of us could have ever predicted. Emotion, mood, style and attitude have always been at the heart of Duran Duran’s DNA, we search for light in the darkness and darkness in the light, and I feel we have somehow managed to capture the essence of all of that in this project.”

Simon Le Bon: “It’s about a crazy Halloween party. It’s supposed to be fun!”

John Taylor: “After all these years, Danse Macabre offers an interesting
insight into the personality of the band. The music packs a real punch.”

Roger Taylor adds: “I hope you take a journey with us through the darker side
of our inspirations into where we’re at in 2023. Maybe, you’ll leave with a deeper
understanding of how Duran Duran got to this moment in time.”

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TUTV: The first single is the album’s astounding title track. It’s one of the best pieces
DD ever wrote. They take another sonic direction on this sublime master blaster. Danse Macabre is a funky/groovy earworm that combines Goth, psych-otic darkwave, and some hip-rap-hop fragments. Freaking ace. This year’s Halloween will be different, Duran Duran different, it will be a horrortastic party.

Here’s why.

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