Never bet against Duran Duran finding a way to remain commercially relevant. History’s greatest new-wave boy band just inked a deal with new label Warner Bros., and they’ve finished work on a new album. They’re in a great position to score their umpteenth comeback, thanks in part to a couple of of-the-moment producers who have history with the group.
Chic frontman Nile Rodgers, currently enjoying a comeback of his own, previously produced Duran Duran’s classic “The Reflex” and their not-bad post-commercial-peak 1986 album Notorious. He’s one of the producers on the as-yet-untitled new album. So is the suddenly omnipresent Mark Ronson, who also produced the group’s 2010 LP All You Need Is Now. And Kanye West’s pale British understudy Mr. Hudson also served as a producer. First single “Pressure Off” features Janelle Monáe, and the album will also host appearances from John Frusciante and Kiesza. Also: Lindsay Lohan might be on it? It’ll be out later this year.