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Duran Duran Share New “Black Moonlight” Music Video

Iconic British rock band Duran Duran has released the official music video for their latest single “Black Moonlight,” a track from their sixteenth studio album Danse Macabre. The video, directed by GRAMMY-winning Jonas Åkerlund, features a séance theme, inspired by the Danse Macabre album artwork, and was produced by Black Dog Films.

“Black Moonlight” stands out with its blend of Duran Duran’s characteristic dark dance-rock. The band worked with long-time friend and collaborator Nile Rodgers on guitar and production, alongside former band member Andy Taylor. The song has been praised as Duran Duran’s best in a decade by USA Today.

Keyboardist Nick Rhodes shared his enthusiasm for the video shoot, “Shooting ‘Black Moonlight’ was the most fun we have all had on a video set in many years… I think a lot of people will be surprised and, I hope, just a little unsettled by the results.”

Director Jonas Åkerlund echoed Rhodes’ sentiments, expressing his admiration for working with Duran Duran and the creative synergy in developing the video’s concept. “I’m so proud to be part of their incredible catalogue of work,” Åkerlund said.

In an interesting twist, the music video for “Black Moonlight” was created in collaboration with Casamorati by Xerjoff. The collaboration includes featuring the Dama Bianca perfume, with a tale as haunting as the video’s theme. Sergio Momo, CEO of Xerjoff, expressed his honor in collaborating with Duran Duran, stating, “It’s a great honour to work with Duran Duran, one of the best bands in the world.”

Watch Duran Duran’s “Black Moonlight” music video below

Danse Macabre is a creative endeavor that began during a Halloween gig in 2022 and now spans 13 songs, including themed covers and reimagined versions of classic tracks. The album has received critical acclaim, with descriptions ranging from “a treat for the senses” to “delightfully devilish.”

The album release follows a series of landmark achievements for Duran Duran, including their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and a series of successful performances across the UK, Ireland, and North America. Danse Macabre is available in various formats, including Black 2LP, CD, limited-edition Translucent Galaxy 2LP, and high-res Blu-ray audio.

For more information on Duran Duran, order your copy of Danse Macabre, or to see any upcoming tour dates, visit their official website.

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