In the summer of 2014, Ronson returned once more to the project, adding long-time Duran collaborator, Nile Rodgers to the mix for two of the album’s standout tracks.
The remaining songs were co-produced by Josh Blair and the band.
The logo and graphic design are by Brian Roettinger.
Alongside news of the new album, Duran Duran have also announced that they will perform a series of summer festivals, as well as several shows in the U. in September and October, followed by a UK arena tour that kicks off in late November.
We’re fortunate to be able to be inspired by our own back catalogue – not many bands can say that.” In a collaboration overseen by China Chow, the band worked closely with Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel, who created the album’s cover art.
It features a collage of images that reference the visual history of Duran Duran, each placed like a sticker on a reproduction of Israel’s “Sky Backdrop” painting.
“We’ve allowed ourselves the time to make music that we can be proud of,” adds Le Bon .“I judge what we release by my favourite albums — . The only rule is it’s got to be music you can live with for the rest of your life.” CHIC co-founder Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson co-wrote, and produced the track “Pressure Off” and “Only in Dreams.” Rodgers also features on the first single from what will be the band’s 14th studio release.The former harks back to the taut funk of Duran Duran’s 1986 album .“It’s great to be able to lift people’s spirits — and your own — with a strong shot of pure pop, but the world we live in isn’t all just made of that stuff, so it seems natural to me that we have kept one foot in the darker, more Gothic side of life.” Early sessions for Paper Gods began in 2013, with Mark Ronson and engineer Josh Blair once again joining the band in their south London recording studio, as they had for 2011’s , which was produced by Ronson.
When Ronson was called away to begin working on his own album, Duran Duran and Blair hooked up with the Kanye West/Jay-Z collaborator Ben “Mr” Hudson, and the sessions caught fire.he insists my kids call him uncle B and lost my youngest at the Santa Monica pier for 2 days..