Duran Duran’s ‘Paper Gods’ Track “What Are The Chances”: Idolator Premiere

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2015 5:57 am
Duran Duran's "Pressure Off": Listen
Hear their first new single in four years, featuring Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers.

If we had to pause and rattle off the hits of Duran Duran for you, we’d likely be sitting here for at least an hour, if not two. But the great thing about having such an indelible pop legacy is that when you actually hear a song by the iconic British band, you know exactly who it is you’re listening to.

Such is the case with Duran Duran’s upcoming 14th studio LP, Paper Gods, which is the perfect blend of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor‘s classic sound (thanks in part to their work with previous collaborators Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson) and modernity (producers Josh Blair and, in particular, Mr Hudson were at the helm for a bulk of the album).

Today Idolator is premiering the gorgeous Paper Gods ballad “What Are The Chances,” which was produced by Duran Duran and Blair, with additional production by Mr Hudson. The album’s guest guitarist, John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers, provides the haunting riffs that start the song off and echo throughout beneath Le Bon’s soaring harmonies.

Paper Gods will be released on September 11 via Warner Bros. You can pre-order the album now on iTunes and receive single “Pressure Off” and instant grat tracks “Paper Gods” and “You Kill Me With Silence.”

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