Duran Duran – Paper Gods (2015)
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- play_circle_outlinePaper Gods
- play_circle_outlineLast Night In The City
- play_circle_outlineYou Kill Me With Silence
- play_circle_outlinePressure Off
- play_circle_outlineFace For Today
- play_circle_outlineWhat Are The Chances?
- play_circle_outlineSunset Garage
- play_circle_outlineChange The Skyline
- play_circle_outlineButterfly Girl
- play_circle_outlineOnly In Dreams
- play_circle_outlineThe Universe Alone
Paper Gods is the 14th studio album from the British new wave band Duran Duran, released in September 2015 on Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Mr Hudson and Joshua Blair, who had worked with the band on All You Need Is Now (2010) and A Diamond in the Mind; Nile Rodgers, who had previously first worked on the band’s “The Reflex”, his remixed version reaching number 1, “The Wild Boys”single and Notorious album, and Mark Ronson, who produced All You Need Is Now. The first single, “Pressure Off”, features vocals from American singer Janelle Monáe. Duran Duran promoted the album through the Paper Gods on Tour.
The album cover, designed by artist Alex Israel, is his 2013 painting titled, “Sky Backdrop”, that features icons that represent the band’s history. This includes lips and the eye painted by artist Patrick Nagel for their Rio album; also representing the Rio album is a chauffeur’s cap alluding to that record’s closing track “The Chauffeur”; a pink telephone, champagne glass and the saxophone representing the single “Rio”; a sumo wrestler representing their controversial video for “Girls on Film”; Duran Duran’s teeth are shown to be from “The Wild Boys”; the Eiffel Tower is a reference to the title song from the film A View to a Kill; a rocket from the greatest hits album, Decade; a silhouette of a female representing the single “Skin Trade”; an image of a tiger and a snake nodding to their third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger; a white shoe from the single cover and the music video of “Come Undone”; a stylized ice cream cone taken from their “Perfect Day”single. The deluxe physical copy of the record comes with sixteen stickers of Duran Duran iconography to mirror the album cover.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from being alternative sensations, in 1982, to mainstream pop stars by 1984. By the end of the decade, membership and music style changes challenged more...