British new romantic legends Duran Duran have unleashed the video for their latest single “Danse Macabre“.
The track serves as the title track of their new album ‘Danse Macabre‘, set to arrive on October 27 via BMG, featuring covers of Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Specials, and more. Pre-order your copy here.
Directed by Linc Gasking, this stunning new clip showcases cutting-edge, AI-driven techniques, some of which some of which debuted only last weekend. The culmination is a 3D animated masterpiece that, in previous times, would have previously required an entire team, over a year and a substantial budget to produce.
Speaking about the video keyboardist Nick Rhodes said:
“I like the idea that if you can imagine something you can make it come to life, well at least in animated form… With the Danse Macabre video we did exactly that. We began by deciding who would be on the ultimate Halloween party guest list, then a selection of witches, mythical beasts, vampires and demons were rapidly developed, using the latest AI animation techniques. I was truly astonished when I first started to see the results. It was something that would have previously taken a team months in an animation studio, but it was all happening almost instantly in front of our eyes. Over a period of a few days we created a whole new universe populated with beautifully strange inhabitants to celebrate the release of Danse Macabre, with a gothic dream.”
Gasking adds: “We are at the beginning of a new medium of storytelling, with a camera directly into the imagination.”
Watch it below.
‘Danse Macabre’ Tracklist:
- Black Moonlight
- Love Voudou
- Bury A Friend
- Danse Macabre
- Secret Oktober 31st
- Ghost Town
- Paint It Black
- Super Lonely Freak
- Psycho Killer (feat. Victoria De Angelis)
- Confession in the Afterlife
Photo Credit: Stephanie Pistel
Duran Duran ‘Danse Macabre’ Video