Duran Duran celebrate their longevity on
ANNIVERSARY, the latest single from
their upcoming album FUTURE
PAST.Paired with a visualizer,
the track opens with their signature New Wave sound — a
barrage of synths and guitar — before Simon Le Bon enters:
“Come celebrate this union/Come holy and unchained.
is a special song for us,” John Taylor said in a statement.
“Obviously we were conscious of our own impending 40th
anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s
meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After
playing and working together for so long, we very much
appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’ can
really mean, it’s not something we would have thought
song-worthy 40 years ago but we do today! It was also fun to
build a track with hints of previous Duran hits, they’re like
Easter eggs, for the fans to find.
Released on 31th August 2021.