Duran Duran has been celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and this week they released “Anniversary” from their upcoming album, “Future Past.”
Bassist and founding member John Taylor states, “Anniversary” is a special song for us. Obviously we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way.” Taylor went on to say, “After playing and working together for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’ can really mean, it’s not something we would have thought song-worthy 40 years ago but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.”
This latest Duran track joins previous singles, “Invisible” and “More Joy!”
Duran Duran has been on our screens in multiple ways lately; from the Billboard Music Awards to “The Today Show,” and even “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo. They have some dates in the UK, plus they will be performing at Global Citizen Live on September 25th, and will headline Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 3rd and 10th.
“Future Past” is due out October 22nd and includes collaborations with Tove Lo, CHAI, Ivorian Doll, and Mike Garson. Some other notable names involved are producer Erol Alkan, Graham Coxon of Blur, and long-time collaborator Mark Ronson. As is the norm these days, “Future Past” will be available in multiple formats, both physical and virtual.