Duran Duran want to make you dance under the “Black Moonlight,” another spooky preview from their upcoming Halloween-themed album, Danse Macabre. Stream it below.
Thanks to a catchy riff from Nile Rodgers (and an assist from former member Andy Taylor), “Black Moonlight” is less ominous and gothic than the previous single (and Song of the Week) “Danse Macabre,” but the new track still has eerie synths and some playful lyrics about “dark magic” and dancing “under the dead of night.”
“Nile Rogers is a force of nature. When we get into a room, we start playing, and magic happens,” Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes said in a statement. “Nile always says that CHIC is his first band, and Duran Duran is his second. Thematically, I personally prefer the moon to the sun. Simon took the idea and ran with it.”
Simon Le Bon added, “‘Black Moonlight’ is this classic Duran Duran-Nile Rodgers collaboration. When Nile started playing his guitar in the studio, he really inspired everyone with his riff, and the song just kind of wrote itself.”
In addition to “Danse Macabre” and “Black Moonlight,” the upcoming album includes covers of Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend,” Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” and Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Spellbound.” It’s out on October 27th, and pre-orders are ongoing.
Duran Duran have a few remaining dates on their “Future Past North American Tour.” Tickets are available here.
Meanwhile, Taylor shared his first solo album in over 30 years, Man’s a Wolf to Man, earlier this month. In August, he revealed that he was treated with an innovative cancer drug that has “extended my life for five years.”