Duran Duran announce new album with BMG

Fifteenth studio album set for release this fall

Multi-platinum, award-winning pop legends Duran Duran will release their 15th studio album, Future Past, on October 22nd under a new agreement with Tape Modern/BMG. The deal also includes the administration of Duran Duran’s post-1997 back catalogue including Medazzaland, Pop Trash, Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, and All You Need Is Now.

“We are very happy to be in partnership with the BMG label group internationally,” says Duran Duran’s John Taylor. “We feel this is a great fit for us and look forward to doing fantastic things together.”

“BMG has been built on working with iconic artists and so we are truly honored to partner with Duran Duran on their outstanding new album Future Past,” shares Alistair Norbury, BMG, President Repertoire & Marketing, UK. “After selling 100 million albums, there is still an ever-present hunger and vitality emanating from the band as evidenced in the stunning new music and pioneering visuals. After 40 years this is a band as relevant as in 1981.”

Future Past, Duran Duran’s first album in six years, boasts esteemed producers Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder, and Mark Ronson behind the board, plus special guest Graham Coxon of Blur on guitar, David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson, and guest vocals from Lykke Li, with more exciting collaborators to be announced.

“Invisible,” the album’s first single, is produced by Erol Alkan and Duran Duran, and mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. The official music video was created by an Artificial Intelligence (AI) called Huxley and comes out ahead of the band’s worldwide exclusive televised performance of the track, set to air live from London on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, on Sunday, May 23rd on NBC in North America.

Formed in 1978, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands. They achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the US Billboard Hot 100. Duran Duran have won numerous awards throughout their career: two Brit Awards including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a Video Visionary Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Buddy Iahn
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