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Duran Duran Release ‘More Joy’ Featuring Japanese Punk Band Chai: Listen

Duran Duran have released their new single, ‘More Joy!’ featuring the all-girl Japanese punk band Chai.

About the single, the band’s keyboardist Nick Rhodes said: “The song ‘More Joy!’ was born out of a crazy jam with Duran Duran, Graham Coxon and Erol Alkan. It was such an unusual piece we weren’t quite sure if it would fit in at first. It reminded me of one of those retro Japanese video games, which I always found quite uplifting. We came up with the chant “more joy” early on, and that became the key to the rest of the track. We all agreed that it would sound really great with Japanese female voices on it, and that’s when Simon had the inspired idea to ask CHAI if they would possibly collaborate with us. To our joy they agreed, and the result most certainly brought an incredible new energy to the song. They are so special!!”

On recommending Chai, front man Simon Le Bon said: “Nick suggested some girlish voices on ‘More Joy!’ and I knew exactly where to find them – Chai, post-modern, all-girl Japanese punk band, whose energy and pure sense of fun might actually blow your ears off! We are honoured to have them sprinkle their pink neon magic spikey dust onto our song. Now it’s ‘MORE JOY!’ (feat. CHAI). CHAI – beloved forever!”

Chai added: “We are full of joy! When Duran Duran asked us to join their new song, we listened to it and thought ‘this is lively, rock, cool and fun’, and we danced! We added our voices to their rock sound, making it even more ‘MORE JOY’! Because we are MORE JOY. Thank you Duran Duran!”

The follow-up to 2015’s Paper Gods full length, Duran’s latest track is from their forthcoming fifteenth studio album, Future Past that also features Swedish pop star Tove Lo on ‘Give It All Up’, German rapper Ivorian Doll on ‘Hammerhead’, and David Bowie‘s longtime keyboardist Mike Garson on the closing track ‘Falling’.

Scheduled for an October 22 release, the full track-listing for Future Past is:



3. ‘GIVE IT ALL UP’ (Feat. Tove Lo)





8. ‘WING’


10. ‘HAMMERHEAD’ (Feat. Ivorian Doll)

11. ‘MORE JOY!’ (Feat. CHAI)

12. ‘FALLING’ (Feat. Mike Garson)

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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