Duran Duran explains Lindsay Lohan's spoken-word part on new album
Lindsay Lohan hasn’t appeared in a film since 2013’s The Canyons, but she’s branching out into another sector of the entertainment sphere. Lohan will be featured on Duran Duran’s new album, Paper Gods, which comes out Sept. 11, the band announced back in June, and in Billboard’s latest cover story on Duran Duran, they fully explain her cameo. According to the group’s keyboardist Nick Rhodes, Lohan has a spoken-word part.
“She asked to be part of it, texting [frontman] Simon [Le Bon], and we thought, actually, there is one spot, ‘Danceophobia,’ where we needed someone to do a little role play for us,” Rhodes says. The report says Lohan met Le Bon at a party years ago, when she said she’d once dressed as the singer for a costume party.
Back when the band first announced Paper Gods, bassist John Taylor said in a statement, “It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side.” Rhodes added, “It’s great to be able to lift people’s spirits—and your own—with a strong shot of pure pop, but the world we live in isn’t all just made of that stuff, so it seems natural to me that we have kept one foot in the darker, more Gothic side of life.”
Other featured artists include former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Kiesza and violinist Davidé Rossi.
Check out Billboard‘s full story about Duran Duran.