Duran Duran Release ‘Invisible’ Single, Announce New Album ‘Future Past’

Six years since their most recent studio album Paper Gods, veteran British pop-rockers Duran Duran reveal some details behind their upcoming fifteenth album Future Past, which will be arriving October 22nd 2021. The announcement was revealed alongside new single Invisible.

Lead singer Simon Le Bon noted that an album was not always the original plan, sharing: “When we first went into the studio in late 2018, I was trying to persuade the guys that all we needed to do was write two or three tracks for an EP. Four days later, with the nucleus of 25-plus strong songs in the can, that all deserved development, I realized we’d be in it for the long haul, but that was before Covid. So here we are in 2021 with our 15th studio album, Future Past, straining at the leash. Music by Duran Duran with Graham Coxon, Lykke Li, Mike Garson, Erol Alkan, Mark Ronson, Giorgio Moroder (for God’s sake!).”

Duran Duran and Giorgio Moroder is surely a combination destined for brilliance, whilst we already know that the band’s work with Mark Ronson on 2010 album All You Need Is Now was some of their strongest contemporary music.

On Invisible, Le Bon adds: “I’m not saying it’s epic, but well … yes I am. We open with the song ‘Invisible’, which began as a story about a one-sided relationship but grew into something much bigger, because ‘a voiceless crowd isn’t backing down.” With a music video created by an AI system, Invisible shines as a slice of retro-tinged dark electronic pop with Le Bon’s unmistakable vocals bouncing along enigmatic pop melodies and funk-flavoured guitar. The track is produced by Erol Alkan, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon.

The full tracklist for Future Past is yet to be revealed – although the album will come in a standard twelve track release and a deluxe fifteen song version. It will also be available in numerous formats including bright green vinyl, white vinyl, deluxe and standard CDs – all of which can be found here.