This content is not available in your region

Duran Duran bid to reconnect

Duran Duran bid to reconnect
Text size Aa Aa

Veteran popstars Duran Duran have dusted off the cobwebs and released a comeback album – “All You Need Is Now”.

Lead singer Simon Le Bon waxed lyrical: “I think we all wanted to get a little bit more experimental with this record. We wanted to reconnect with our fans. And that was this kind of modern synth-dance-experimental pop music. It’s really a message to our fans, I think. It’s about having been around for 30 years and about the fact that it’s almost like climbing a mountain and if you look down, it is quite scary. And similarly in an artistic way, if you start looking back over your career, it almost becomes impossible to create, because you sort of have this history in mind. And you really need to forget about all of that and just start thinking about now.”

Asked about the album digital debut keyboard player Nick Rhodes said: “We have been talking to iTunes and they thought it would be a good idea to make the first track actually available free for a limited amount of time, just to give people a taste of what the record is. And to introduce them and re-introduce them to Duran Duran and after that hopefully some of them want to hear the rest of the album, but then they have to buy them.”

The CD will be in shops this February.