by David Chiu
Legendary rock band Duran Duran has a new home in the form of Warner Bros. Records. On Friday, the record label announced via a press release that it signed the rockers to a new recording contract. The news comes as Duran Duran recently wrapped up work on its upcoming album, the band’s first new work in five years since the excellent All You Need Is Now.
The new record, which is scheduled for a September release, is produced by previous collaborators Nile Rodgers (whose own group Chic also recently signed with Warner Bros.) and Mark Ronson along with Mr. Hudson, and features guest appearances by ex -Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frucisante and musician Kiesza.
The first single from the new record is “Pressure Off” with Janelle Monae.
Duran Duran bassist John Taylor offered his thoughts on the new label deal in the aforementioned press release: “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. 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.”