Duran Duran are back with their new album, Future Past.
“Many of the songs are about emotional crises, or long-term intimacy issues, let’s called them,” bassist John Taylor told the Los Angeles Times. “When we came back after lockdown, I felt that those lyrics, particularly ‘INVISIBLE,’ spoke to the moment, because the last eighteen months have really been about intimacy politics.”
Future Past marks Duran Duran’s first album in six years. On the album, they collaborated with producers Erol Alkan and Giorgi Moroder. The album also features big name acts like Tove Lo, Mark Ronson, Blur’s Graham Coxon, Ivorian Doll, and David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson.
“‘Anniversary’ is a special song for us,” John Taylor explained upon its release. “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.”
“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,” Taylor adds of the Future Past tune. “It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.”