Duran Duran covers Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer”

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Duran Duran tapped Victoria De Angelis of Måneskin for this new version of the 1977 song.

Duran Duran will release their studio album on Friday Dance of Death, a collection of 13 songs including covers of Billie Eilish, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Rolling Stones… and a rendition of the 1977 Talking Heads single “ Psycho Killer » with the help of Måneskin bassist Victoria De Angelis.

I got a call from John (Taylor)… telling me he was working on a revival of “Psycho Killer” and he wanted to first ask me if I could play on itsaid Victoria De Angelis in a press release. It was crazy to be asked by one of the best bass players of all time to play one of my favorite songs with Duran Duran. Absolutely crazy. »

The idea to collaborate with De Angelis came from a conversation she had with Taylor when they first met at a party, during which they discussed bassist Tina Weymouth. “ I told him that Tina Weymouth was the epitome of cool and incredible musicality to me, and he told me that he also started playing bass inspired by her and that she was one of his musical idols “, remembers De Angelis.

In a statement, Taylor explained: “ When Psycho Killer was selected for the album, I thought I’d ask her if she’d like us to do a bass fight! » The Duran Duran player noted that De Angelis was “ probably the most important electric bassist of the moment », and its appearance on an album as electric as Dance of Death was therefore entirely appropriate. “ I am very grateful and honoredshe added. I had a lot of fun recording with John. He was very kind to me and encouraged me to express myself and play in my own way. I will always remember this day. »


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