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Duran Duran Drops The “DANSE MACABRE”

On October 27, new-wave, pop-rock band Duran Duran got in the spooky spirit with their latest album, DANSE MACABRE.

DURAN DURAN Releases DANSE MACABRE Right In Time For Halloween

DANSE MACABRE is a 13-track album that brings Duran Duran back to the forefront of our minds in music. Most popular back in the ’80s, the England-based band has largely flown under the radar up until recently. This new album is a reminder of the iconic group that took over music over thirty years ago. It’s a blast from the past for older generations, while refreshingly nostalgic for those who were otherwise unfamiliar with the British band.

Duran Duran 'Danse Macabre'

Mixing both original and cover songs, DANSE MACABRE is a fun, carefree album that showcases the full range of the group, even after all these years. The covers include a goth classic, “Spellbound” by Siouxsie & The Banshees, “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads, “Bury a Friend” by Billie Eilish, and our personal favorite: “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones.

In other news, DANSE MACABRE‘s release marks a significant time for the band as well. A familiar face graced the album, to fans’ surprise. The band reintroduced the original guitarist, Andy Taylor, who worked on multiple tracks on the album. Moreover, other familiar names include Victoria De Angelis of Maneskin and Nile Rogers (who worked on “BLACK MOONLIGHT” and “SUPERNATURE”).

Inspired by their 2022 Halloween show in Los Angeles, Duran Duran drops DANSE MACABRE at the perfect time, leading up to the spooky holiday this year. It’s an instant classic that intertwines dark sounds with wistful production that pays homage to Duran Duran’s roots, as well as their growth to their current artistry. Overall, it’s difficult to say which is the standout track on this album. It’s a refreshing return from the group, and hopefully not their last contribution to music.

Check out the new album down below. Let us know what your favorite track is in the comments!

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