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Paper Gods

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album by Duran Duran
Released 11 September 2015
Recorded 2013-2015
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 12 tracks
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Duran Duran + see track credits
Producer(s) Duran Duran
Nile Rodgers
Mark Ronson
Mr Hudson
Joshua Blair
Duran Duran

Paper Gods is the fourteenth studio album by Duran Duran, release by Warner Bros. Records on 11 September 2015.

About the albumEdit

The record was announced on 15 June 2015 via an official press release posted on Duran Duran's website.

The record was produced by Nile Rodgers, who had previously worked on the band's "The Reflex" single and Notorious album, and Mark Ronson, who produced 2010's All You Need Is Now. Producer and audio engineer Joshua Blair, who’s worked with Duran Duran on previous albums, also co-produced several of Paper Gods' songs.

The first single, "Pressure Off" features vocals from American singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe.

The album also features contributions ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Kiesza and Lindsay Lohan.

Lohan posted a photo of herself and her sister with the band members on Instagram, writing "Recording with some greats!!!" She is believed to have spent almost seven hours in the studio to perfect her contribution. Lohan was Simon Le Bon's standby artist for the Duran Duran on Broadway shows in 2007.

During February 2014, Duran Duran recorded 3 songs in a church with the Voce Chamber Choir and the London Youth Chamber Choir, led by their Musical Director Suzi Digby OBE. These tracks are slow anthems originally planned for release on the band's 14th studio album. The session took place at St. Gabriel’s Church in Pimlico.

The artwork is 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. The logo and graphic design are by Brian Roettinger.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Paper Gods" (feat. Mr Hudson) - 7:04
  2. "Last Night in the City" (feat. Kiesza) - 4:44
  3. "You Kill Me With Silence" - 4:26
  4. "Pressure Off" (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers) - 4:21
  5. "Face for Today" - 3:52
  6. "Danceophobia" - (feat. Lindsay Lohan) - 4:14
  7. "What are the Chances?" - 4:55
  8. "Sunset Garage" - 4:43
  9. "Change the Skyline" (feat. Jonas Bjerre) - 3:57
  10. "Butterfly Girl" - 3:15
  11. "Only in Dreams" - 6:05
  12. "The Universe Alone" - 5:48

Bonus tracks:

  1. "Planet Roaring" - 3:49
  2. "Valentine Stones" - 3:30
  3. "Northern Lights" - 5:13

Bonus tracks on Target Store version only:

  1. "On Evil Beach" (also available on the Japanese edition) - 2:48
  2. "Cinderella Ride" - 3:56

Bonus track (TBA):

  1. "As Seen From a Distance"

SinglesEdit

  1. "Pressure Off"
  2. "What are the Chances?" (Promo)

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

Credits:

Track creditsEdit

01. "Paper Gods"

02. "Last Night in the City"

03. "You Kill Me With Silence"

04. "Pressure Off"

05. "Face for Today"

06. "Danceophobia"

07. "What are the Chances?"

08. "Sunset Garage"

09. "Change the Skyline"

10. "Butterfly Girl"

11. "Only in Dreams"

12. "The Universe Alone"

Bonus tracks:
01. "Planet Roaring"

02. "Valentine Stones"

03. "Northern Lights"

<< All You Need Is Now

See alsoEdit

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