DURAN DURAN'S "SUNRISE:" A BLAST OF FRESH AIR - FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 21 YEARS "ASTRONAUT" SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 12th ON EPIC
New York, NY-- There's no stopping Duran Duran, who have reunited for their first studio album in 21 years on October 12th (Epic) entitled "Astronaut."
"(Reach Up For The) Sunrise," the band's first single, "is a blast of fresh air," exclaims Billboard in an "Essential Review" of the single on newsstands this week. "The uptempo dance/ rock track has a thrilling, uplifting chorus....Simply put, this is a new day for Duran Duran. The group, along with producer Don Gilmore, has captured a mood and spirit sure to bring a smile to fans' faces.... "
"(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" which was one of the first tracks to be written for the band's new album during a month-long writing and pre-production session in the South of France over a year-and-a-half ago -is a classic Duran Duran anthem in-the-making - a real feel-good record that comes to life with boundless energy and emotion. Rich with the distinctive sound of LeBon's powerful vocals, Nick Rhodes' familiar keyboard landscape and the reunited Taylor Trio rhythm and bass grooves, "Sunrise" has a signature Duran Duran sound for the new millennium.
"(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" was written by Duran Duran and recorded at London's Sphere Studios with producer Don Gilmore (Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Pearl Jam). Jeremy Wheatley (Massive Attack, Sugababes and The Dandy Warhol's) mixed the track at Olympic Studios in London.