Over the years we’ve learned that a lot of pretty basic things can be improved with the addition of Lindsay Lohan; the West End, the world of witchcraft, a £2.99 iOS video game and, of course, the coveted art of Teletext. And that’s without even mentioning the slew of iconic, and occasionally awful, Hollywood films that we have devoured over the years. Anyway, now we can add our favourite starlet to the list of people who will be collaborating on Duran Duran’s upcoming 14th studio album Paper Gods, which has been described as a “strong shot of pure pop” but with “one foot in the darker, more Gothic side of life.” Because we all saw that coming.
Obviously this isn’t Lohan’s first foray into pop music. Who could forget her angst-ridden, mid-00’s ballad ‘Confessions of a Broken Heart’ which began with the memorable line, ‘I wait for the postman to be bring me a letter’ and which included a music video of her wearing a bejewelled yellow dress on the bathroom floor. Lols aside, we’re happy we get to hear more from Lohan, who has always managed to inject a streak of charisma and confidence into any project she’s lent her talents to.
She won’t be the only musical collaborator on Paper Gods, though. Your mum’s favourite band will also be enlisting an impressive assortment of musicians including Janelle Monae, Kiesza, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson. Plus, the album’s first single, ‘Pressure Off’ will be co-produced by Rodgers and was inspired by the bands 1986 album Notorious, according to their website. Is it bad that we’re weirdly excited about this news?
Paper Gods will be released on September 11th worldwide