Duran Duran have released a brand new cover of Talking Heads “Psycho Killer,” featuring Victoria De Angelis of Maneskin on guest bass and vocals and ex-Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor on guest guitar.
The track is taken from Duran Duran’s upcoming Halloween-themed album Danse Macabre, which is due for release on October 27 on Tape Modern via BMG and available to pre-order at https://duranduran.lnk.to/DanseMacabreAlbumPR.
The first cover to be unveiled from Danse Macabre, Duran Duran’s “Psycho Killer” offers an electrifying and eerie rendition of the Talking Heads classic.
Speaking about working with Victoria, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor said, “She’s probably the most important electric bassist out there right now. I met a couple of the guys from Maneskin at a party and they said, ‘you’ve got to meet our bass player.’ She’s such a dynamo! I was like ‘what inspired you?’ and Vic said, ‘Tina Weymouth.’ So when ‘Psycho Killer’ made the cut for the album, I thought, ‘I’m gonna ask her if she’d like to have a bass-off!'”
Speaking about working with Duran Duran, De Angelis said, “I’m so grateful and honoured, it was so much fun recording together with John (Taylor) and he was so sweet to me and encouraged me to express myself and play it my own way. I’ll always remember that day.”
“Psycho Killer” follows the release of new single “Black Moonlight,” which landed straight onto the BBC Radio 2 A list, and title track “Danse Macabre.”
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