The multi-award-winning and internationally acclaimed pop legends, have announced the arrival of their highly anticipated 15th studio album: it will be released worldwide on October 22nd by TAPE MODERN / BMG. We listened to it in preview
A title that is already a message, Future Past. And why not the other way around? Past Future? Duran Duran are back with their 15th studio album. The worldwide release is set for 22 October. For this reappearance Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor have chosen special travel companions: as producers we find, among others, Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder e Mark Ronson; as guests the guitarist of Blur Graham Coxon, Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson e Happiness Li to the item. The featuring are with Tove Lo, Ivorian Doll, Chai e Mike Garson. In addition, the collaboration with the Japanese artist should be noted Daisuke Yokota, whose photograph they had long admired, which made the album cover. I listened to the album in preview.
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A recognizable sound, almost a mantra, with hypnotic moments and others where electronics ignite the rhythm. But the symbolic song, in my opinion, is the title of the album, an intense ballad, a construction of a neverland suspended in time, a real feeling of time travel is Future Past, fifth track. Let’s start with Invisible, a song that has a sound architecture as complex as it is homogenous while textually it is almost disturbing: When you can’t even say my name Has the memory gone? Are you feeling numb? … When you can’t even say my name. Is the memory gone? Do you feel numb? It continues every day and every night with All of You a piece in perfect Duran Duran style, a declaration of love: I want everything you do every night, every day, I want everything of you. Give it all Up which has a very disco dance attack from the seventies and then slips on a melodic songwriter to outline the meaning of the renunciation: when everything is over I will give up for you. Almost African rhythm for Anniversary that conveys a sense of unique excitement, a hypnotic journey even a little star when they sing we re the song, we are the song. With Beautiful Lies the guys are clear … we came to play and once again Moroderian echoes are perceived and as they say tomorrow I don’t be long, in short, it doesn’t take long to get to tomorrow.
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Tonight United it is a cosmopolitan hymn, it emphasizes that we were born to tear down walls and build bridges and if the goal is to build the future we must do it together, being united tonight. You fly with Wing on the wing of innocence in search of something better that must first germinate in our head. Nothing Less but also nothing more in this almost futuristic journey in the sense of the Marinettian literary movement, in search of an identity: what am I, what will I do? Also Hammerhead it has an articulate, almost Tarantian text, despite the scream you’re mine, you are mine, repeated like a mantra. There is a kiss between this world and yours to thrill in More Joy with a special invitation: where there is more joy do you come too? The album ends with Falling, a sort of semi-sleep, half awake & half in a dream, falling towards a place where everything begins and where the love that begins is like a drop of rain falling on the skin. On ours, on the other hand, there are twelve (between) dreamy songs.