David Lynch directs Duran Duran
Duran Duran have recruited noone else but moviemaker David Lynch to direct their upcoming Unstaged concert in Los Angeles for a live stream to fans across the world. The concert takes place at the Mayan Theatre on March 23 – the day after the release of their new album “All You Need is Now”. Lynch will capture the event on cameras and beam the footage around the world via YouTube.com.
“All You Need is Now”, Duran Duran’s 13th studio album, is produced by Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, …) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt) and is said to be a “return-to-roots homage to Duran Duran’s most celebrated musical panache”. The album features guest vocals/rap from longtime Duran Duran pal/collaborator Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters and R&B/neo-soul superstar Kelis, while Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire contributes the album’s string arrangements.
The band also enlisted the talents of up-and-coming British art star Clunie Reid for the album artwork and packaging. Reid’s work has been recently shown at leading UK and US spaces, including the Saatchi Gallery, The Tate and the New Museum in New York. British fashion magazine POP’s creative team will provide art direction for the project.