Duran Duran Debuts Title Track Of New Album 'Paper Gods': Duran Duran News
"Duran Duran is truly like my second band," he told us. "I'm so proud of them: from their begininngs to where they've come to now. Their earliest stuff was amazing: 'Girls on Film,' 'Rio,' those were fabulous records. But now, there's a maturity that I was trying to bring out of them when I did the song 'Wild Boys.' I was very conscious and aware of the fact that they had sort of this 'pretty boy' image and they were the MTV band, and I knew what they were capable of, given the right direction.
"There's no Duran Duran record that sounds like 'Wild Boys,' this was a real departure. And we did unbelievably well with it. So I thought, 'Once they feel this vibe, and this kind of excitement from this semi-avantgarde record, now we're in the Bowie neighborhood.' And when you hear their new record, you're gonna say, 'They finally got it!' It's very semi-underground' until that hook kicks in." Read more and stream the new song here.
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