But the “goods” being hawked by the seasoned ladies behind the stalls are not scarves or souvenirs, but rather singles.
Welcome to the People’s Park “marriage market,” where thousands of adults — mostly aging parents — come daily to scan the sea of personal ads, meet with matchmakers and chat up other parents eager to find a partner for their overworked, unwed children.
The remaining songs were co-produced by Josh Blair and the band.
“We found a whole new level of inspiration on this album,” says Rhodes.
The former harks back to the taut funk of Duran Duran’s 1986 album .
We’re fortunate to be able to be inspired by our own back catalogue – not many bands can say that.” In a collaboration overseen by China Chow, the band worked closely with Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel, who created the album’s cover art.
Alongside news of the new album, Duran Duran have also announced that they will perform a series of summer festivals, as well as several shows in the U. in September and October, followed by a UK arena tour that kicks off in late November.
The band has been honored with multiple Grammy, BRIT, Ivor Novello, and MTV Video Music Lifetime Achievement Awards, as well as a 20th Century Style Icon award from the City of Milan.
In July, they will receive the Spotify UK Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 40th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Awards.
Tireless innovators, they are always at the vanguard of music, fashion, art, technology and film — a group with unique and everlasting appeal.
FIRST SINGLE IS “PRESSURE OFF,” FEATURING JANELLE MONÁE Album due September 18th In The U. “It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side,” John says.
Records and September 11th In All Other Territories Multi-Platinum Band Announce U. The songs on Paper Gods capture the duality and sense of conflict at the heart of Duran Duran’s music.