Duran Duran has dropped the first single from its upcoming album, Paper Gods, which arrives Sept. 18 in the United States. The new funky song — titled “Pressure Off” — features vocals by Janelle Monae. Paper Gods is the Duran Duran’s 14th studio effort and first for Warner Bros. Records. (The band signed with the label in March.) The set was produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Mr. Hudson and Josh Blair. It also features guest turns from Kiesza, Lindsay Lohan and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciant.
Rodgers also produced 1984’s smash single The Wild Boys.