Not even 10 seconds into Duran Duran’s latest song, “Pressure Off” and it has me smiling, thinking; they’re back! “Pressure Off” is the lead single off the groups new album, Paper Gods, which will be released on September 11th, 2015.
The legendary Nile Rodgers plays guitar on the lead single and is also one of the writers/producers of the track; and his presence is felt right away. His distinctive playing is heard during the intro to the song, (which reminded me of his other collaboration with Duran Duran,) “Nototrious” (1986). Janelle Monae is the other featured artist on “Pressure Off” and lends her vocal talents to the track.Other collaborators on the forthcoming album are Mark Ronson, Kiesza and former Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist, John Frusciante (so pumped to hear what he’s added to the album).
“Pressure Off” is an exciting, feel-good song and if you’re a fan of the 80’s era Duran Duran, then this song will brighten up your day. Once you memorize the lyrics to this infectious song, you’ll be belting out the chorus “Everybody everywhere, feel it in the air, It’s time to take the Pressure Off!” The band will be touring the U.S. and the U.K. following the album’s release. No Canadian dates as of yet.