Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off” Featuring Janelle Monae And Nile Rodgers: Listen

Christina Lee | June 20, 2015 8:05 am
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“Pressure Off,” featuring Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monae, sounds like a spiritual sequel to 1987’s “Notorious,” as a sharp pop anthem that combines the band’s dance rock roots with Rodgers’ disco sensibilities. More importantly, Duran Duran have just as much swagger here as they did in the ’80s, when New Romantics were still new.

Duran Duran’s new song will appears on the band’s upcoming album Paper Gods, out in September on Warner Bros. It follows 2011’s Mark Ronson-produced All You Need Is Now. Featured producers on Paper Gods include Rodgers, Ronson and Mr. Hudson, while guests include Kiesza, John Frusciante and Lindsay Lohan.

Listen to Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off” below.

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