Duran Duran have announced their 16th studio album: Danse Macabre, in time for this year’s Halloween. The record is due for release on October 27th on Tape Modern via BMG and available to pre-order here.
Title track ‘Danse Macabre’ is released today as the first of three brand new songs. Anxious percussion sets the tempo against a distorted, growling synthesiser as Simon Le Bon’s swaggering verses give way to a handclap-laden and hypnotic hook. Teaming with producer Mr Hudson, channelling the chemistry they unlocked together on the Paper Gods album, the song also features former band-mate Warren Cuccurullo on guitar in his first collaboration with the band since 2001.
Fans can also look forward to Duran Duran’s Halloween covers of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury A Friend’, Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’ (feat. Victoria De Angelis of Måneskin), The Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It Black’, the Rick James-inspired ‘Super Lonely Freak’, Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Spellbound’, Cerrone’s ‘Supernature’ and The Specials’ ‘Ghost Town’.
As well as Warren Cuccurullo, the album includes more special collaborations with former Duran Duran band member Andy Taylor, producer, guitarist and composer Nile Rodgers, Victoria De Angelis of Måneskin, and producers Josh Blair and Mr Hudson.
DANSE MACABRE TRACKLIST
- Black Moonlight
- Love Voudou
- Bury A Friend
- Danse Macabre
- Secret Oktober 31st
- Ghost Town
- Paint It Black
- Super Lonely Freak
- Psycho Killer (feat. Victoria De Angelis)
- Confession in the Afterlife