Duran Duran to release Halloween album
Sep 2023 04

Duran Duran have announced their 16th album: ”Danse Macabre”.

Set for an October 27 release on Tape Modern and BMG, it will include both new songs, new versions of ”spooky” Duran Duran songs and covers of songs by Siouxsie & The Banshees, Talking Heads, Billie Eilish and more. Former member Andy Taylor is special guest, alongside Nile Rodgers, Victoria De Angelis from Måneskin and others.

Nick Rhodes:

- The song ”Danse Macabre” celebrates the joy and madness of Halloween. It is the title track of our forthcoming album, which gathers together an unusual mix of cover versions, reworked Duran Duran songs and several new compositions. The idea was born out of a show we played in Las Vegas on October 31st, 2022. We had decided to seize the moment to create a unique, special event… the temptation of using glorious gothic visuals set to a dark soundtrack of horror and humor was simply irresistible.

That evening inspired us to explore further and to make an album, using Halloween as the key theme. The record metamorphosed through a pure, organic process, and not only was it made faster than anything since our debut album, it has also resulted in something none of us could have ever predicted. Emotion, mood, style and attitude have always been at the heart of Duran Duran’s DNA, we search for light in the darkness and darkness in the light, and I feel we have somehow managed to capture the essence of all of that in this project.

Photo by: Stephanie Pistel