Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Duran Duran are not fucking around, y'all! The boys MEN are bringing to funk so far with their upcoming album Paper Gods. The first single, the absolutely amazing Pressure Off (ft. Janelle Monae) is one of the freshest sounding singles of the year and the newly released title track featuring British recording artist and producer Mr. Hudson is a seven-minute funkified opus. Lead singer Simon Le Bon describes the song like this:
"I think paper gods can be all kinds of things. That’s why it’s the title track of the album. Money could be paper gods or photographs or memories. Paper gods could be people who stand up on top of the hill, telling everyone what to do, or the people who own the newspapers and tell them what to think, or people who stand on soapboxes telling people what to say. I like the ambiguity of it and the different way it can be interpreted....It’s obviously about modern life and attitudes. What I would say is that it’s not a criticism. I think a lot of people think it’s a rant. It’s not. It’s just an observation really."
Don't worry, it takes about a minute for the groove to kick in, then you get the full Duran Duran funk experience. YES!! Can't wait for the album in September.

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