Duran Duran return with Future Past on white vinyl LP!
Future Past is the highly anticipated 15th studio album from Duran Duran and boasts esteemed producers Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder and Mark Ronson behind the board. It features special guests Graham Coxon of Blur on guitar, Mike Garson from David Bowie's band on piano, guest vocals from Lykke Li, with more very special guests to be announced. White Vinyl
"This is a real special time," Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon says on the occasion of the release of the group's new single from the album, "Invisible.""Every time you have a project or (album) cycle, when you release the first material from your new album, it's when you give it to everybody else," Le Bon tells the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below). "It's when it stops becoming yours and it becomes everybody's who hears it. The music belongs to them now. After all that time of hoarding it to ourselves, it's now out there. We're right at the beginning. It's all potential!"
Amazingly, by the time Future Past drops, it will have been a full six years between studio albums from Duran Duran — the longest the chart-topping group has gone between studio efforts. (Its last release was 2015's Paper Gods, which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.) The new set was initially slated for a 2020 release, but COVID-19 delayed those plans. Ultimately, the shift in schedule provided the group with a moment to re-evaluate Future Past. "We had an opportunity to step back," Le Bon says. "We actually thought, you know what? (The album's) not finished, and it's not good enough. And we can make it better, and we can make it complete."