Duran Duran and Japanese band CHAI team up for new single titled “More


DURAN DURAN are back with their latest single!

For their new song called ‘More joy, ‘the award-winning pop group enlisted a Japanese group CHAI. The new single will be part of the British group’s fifteenth studio album titled FUTURE PASS scheduled for release on 22 october. The next album will include collaborations with the Swedish pop singer Tove Lo, rapper Ivorian doll, and more.

“It was such an unusual piece that we weren’t quite sure it would fit in at first. It reminded me of one of those retro Japanese video games, which I’ve always found quite inspiring. “says keyboardist Nick Rhodes.

“We all agreed that it would sound really good with Japanese female vocals on it, and that’s when Simon had the inspired idea to ask CHAI if they could possibly collaborate with us. joy, they accepted, and the result certainly brought an incredible new energy to the song. “

Simon Le Bon describes CHAI as an “all-female, post-modern Japanese punk band whose energy and pure sense of fun might actually blow your ears!”

Known for its unique disco-punk and J-pop sound, CHAI adds a new twist to the usual DURAN DURAN pop-rock tracks. The rising group from Nagoya, Japan debuted in 2012 and released an LP titled WINK in May of this year.

Composed of members Kana, Yuuki, Yuna, and Mana, the group recently signed on an American label Sub-pop in October 2020. Speaking to Working in an interview in May 2021, singer and keyboardist Mana shared that their goal as a band is to “become a pioneer who makes a difference in what the world considers beautiful and kawaii.”

“Music has the power to change, and it has the power to help us embrace things with love,” Mana explained.

DURAN DURAN releases his first album, Duran Duran in 1981 and have enjoyed worldwide success since then with two Grammy Awards to their credit. Their latest album, Paper gods, was released in 2015 and debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Listen to “More Joy” here:


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