Post by karenduran on Jul 21, 2020 14:53:35 GMT -5
I think there’s a very real chance that we only get one album this decade. If concerts don’t return until 2022 as the article Andre posted suggests, and DD15 doesn’t get released until they can tour, and they tour it for five years, does anyone think Duran can finish another album in three years? We’re lucky if we get two albums in the 2020s.
The only way Duran would write more music is if they don't treat each album like some great event. A bit of anticipation is great, but if you wait for something TOO long, then eventually you lose interest. And because you have been waiting for so long, the inevitable "I waited 8 years for that" criticism and cynicism can rear its ugly head.
There are kids on Youtube releasing great music all the time. Music that sounds fantastic (you don't hear it and think, man that would be awesome if they had a multi-million dollar studio, producer, and featured artists).
If they can do it with a keyboard, rudimentary software, and a camera, then I'm pretty sure Duran Duran can do it as well. Make it about the music, not the studio, producer, 80 revisions of each song, and taking five years to finish with two complete re-writes.
It might reignite a spark in Duran. Imagine if they were at home, and gave themselves 24 hours to write a song, like what happened with Secret Oktober? Writing music shouldn't be a chore. True artists want to create - it's in their blood.
Post by darkknight1 on Jul 30, 2020 11:20:26 GMT -5
It’s funny that the advance in technology has slowed the process - way back in the day, there was a limit in the number of tracks that could be amalgamated to create a song - limited the tweaks that could be done post recording and the musicianship had to be nailed on - now there is a limitless number of tracks that can be included in a song so artists try and make their output perfect ~ which it never is
Add the same technological advances have changed the way we consume music and how artists get paid - streaming etc Does not create the same level of income as sales - now they release to support a tour whereas before it was the opposite way around
No artist is prolific nowadays - whereas in the past, if you weren’t in the charts you could easily lose your fans as they were fickle then (same now)