Video of the Moment #422: Duran Duran

By on Saturday, 5th March 2011 at 11:00 am
 

’80s new wave legends Duran Duran released their latest album, ‘All You Need is Now’, on digital format in December, to rave reviews. The band worked with famed producer and self-confessed massive Duran fan Mark Ronson, which made me think this albun could potentially be miles better than their last two, trying to desperately grab on the hip urban genre.

Enter the mostly monochromatic promo video for the title track of the album. As an old school Duranie, I’m pretty critical of the band’s artistic choices and am always comparing new efforts to the brilliance of songs like ‘The Reflex’ and ‘Come Undone’ of days gone by. The verses in this song aren’t great and the discordant buzzing is a little annoying, but the chorus is really well done and sounds like classic Duran and Simon LeBon’s voice sounds like it hasn’t aged one bit. And even if you’re not into reminiscing with the band on their New Romantic heritage (with, er, “new” New Romantics with mobiles?), gazing at Nick Rhodes’ synth set-up is pretty awe-inspiring.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvqnJ8AGhFg[/youtube]

Duran Duran are heading out on an arena tour of the UK in May and June, details here. The digital version of ‘All You Need is Now’ (the album) is available now, but the physical drops on the 21st of March.

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