DURAN DURAN�S �SUNRISE� ON THE HORIZON
VIDEO TO FIRST SINGLE FROM �ASTRONAUT� DIRECTED BY THE POLISH BROTHERS
New York, NY-- The excitement continues to grow surrounding the release of �Astronaut,� Duran Duran�s first studio album in 21 years with all five original band members back together. Adding to the buzz is today�s announcement that the first single from the band�s forthcoming album will be �(Reach Up for the) Sunrise,� the video for which Duran Duran has just finished shooting in six different locations in three countries, with feature film directors The Polish Brothers ("Twin Falls Idaho," �Jackpot� and �Northfolk�).
Produced by Duran Duran and Don Gilmore (Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Pearl Jam), '(Reach Up For The) Sunrise' 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, some 18 months ago. The song was recently re-cut at Sphere Studios in London, with Don Gilmore at the helm alongside the band. Jeremy Wheatley (Massive Attack, Sugababes, The Dandy Warhols, ) mixed the track at Olympic Studios in London and Ted Jensen mastered it at Sterling Sound in New York.
Duran Duran shot the innovative video for Sunrise with Mark and Michael Polish over a period of a week, taking in locations in the US, UK and Spain. As part of this extraordinarily creative concept, each of the band members was captured on a different film format - from 35 mm, 8mm, and High Definition to mini-DV, symbolizing their five very individual personalities. These formats will be cut together in post-production to create something
visually spectacular and unique.
Filmed both in the studio and on location, the band members worked with the Polish Brothers to develop their own separate story-lines, which show each of them journeying to get back together for a stunning performance of the song as the sun comes up. Day One, John Taylor was filmed walking through the Californian desert. Day Two, Nick Rhodes could be seen in a spaceship, flying around the streets of London as the capitol's Friday night traffic came to a standstill. Day Three Roger Taylor test drove a vintage E-Type Jaguar, filming some of the video footage himself,as he sped through London's winding one-way streets. Following this, the crew relocated to the Spanish Pyrennes to film Simon LeBon - who performed all of his own stunts - riding a rare, off-road racing bike through rugged mountain terrain.. And on the final day of filming, Andy Taylor was captured working his way through a 10,000 capacity crowd at Ibiza's ManuMission nightclub. The results promise to live up to Duran Duran's unparalleled reputation for making spectacular videos.
Tune in to WPLJ in NYC (95.5fm) on Wednesday, August 11th at 8:15am to hear �(Reach Up for the) Sunrise.� WPLJ�s Scott and Todd will also interview the band in the �Big Show� studios.
�Astronaut� will be released October 12th on Epic Records.
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