DuranDuran.com this week. NOW Paper Gods will be released September 18th in the U.S. and September 11th in all other territories with pre-orders available this week. The album artwork (pictured) is created by LA-based artist Alex Israel and it's pop-tastic! Here is what Duran Duran had to say about the albums inspiration:
"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, Harvest, 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.”
Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson co-wrote, and produced the track Pressure Off and Only in Dreams. The former harks back to the funk-infused sound of Duran Duran’s 1986 album Notorious, which was also co-produced by Rodgers.
“Notorious was a strong touchstone for the band,” says Roger Taylor. “All You Need is Now definitely reflected our earlier albums, but our starting point here was Notorious. We’re fortunate to be able to be inspired by our own back catalogue – not many bands can say that."
You can read more and check upcoming performance dates on their website HERE. Can't wait!!!