Legendary English pop/rock band Duran Duran recently inked a new global deal with Warner Bros. Records. The band is scheduled to release their 14th studio album (produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, and Mr Hudson) in September 2015.
“I am thrilled to welcome Duran Duran into the Warner Bros. family,” said Warner Bros. Records President Dan McCarroll. “This is an iconic, enduring band that continues to make brilliant, timeless pop music. The combination of Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson is a dream team, and the songs they have created together for this new record are as fresh and compelling as anything in the band’s long career. All of us at WBR are looking forward to working with Simon, Nick, John, and Roger as they begin this exciting new chapter.”
The first single, “Pressure Off,” from their upcoming release will feature Janelle Monáe. Other guests on the album will include former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza.
“We could not be happier to be making this deal with Warner Bros., and are looking forward to working on our forthcoming album release with not only their US team but also everyone else within the Warner family around the world,” said bassist John Taylor. “We are also excited that this deal means we will be reunited with our catalogue after years apart – and in that sense it really feels a little like coming home.“