New Duran Duran (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) – “Night Runner”

Best way to teach an old dog new tricks? Get a new dog! That’s the route of the much ballyhooed Duran Duran/Timberlake/Timbaland collab, anyway (we don’t condone puppy replacement). Far afield from the halcyon “Rio” days, DD get a typically chunky/funky throwaway Timba beat (and contractually obligated Timba vocal) on “Night Runner,” while Simon Le Bon and JT take turns out front on coo control. Sounds pretty “now,” so congrats to the Le Bon crew on their sonic facelift. But in fairness, this is Justin & Timba (Feat. Duran Duran). If that. Or maybe the crappy stream’s playing with our ears? Listen and learn at Entertainment Weekly.