Yes, it's true. Lindsay Lohan is on the new Duran Duran album.
Rumors of her involvement began last year when Lohan posted a photo of herself and sister Ali with Duran Duran singer Simon LeBon and keyboardist Nick Rhodes on her Instagram account. And Duran Duran's label, Warner Bros. Records, confirms that the actress is one of the British band's collaborators on "Paper Gods," which hits stores Sept. 18.
The album's first single "Pressure Off," which features Janelle Monae and was produced by Nile Rodgers, will be released later this week.
"We've allowed ourselves the time to make music that we can be proud of," said LeBon. "I judge what we release by my favourite albums -- Horses, Harvest, Let It Bleed, Blue, Transformer, Aladdin Sane. Those are classic albums. The only rule is it's got to be music you can live with for the rest of your life."
"It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side," bassist John Taylor said in a news release. "That's something that's essential to all of us," Nick adds. "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."
Dina Lohan, mother of the "Mean Girls" actress, told Newsday contributor Frank Lovece of the collaboration, "Lindsay's like the chorus and Ali's, like, rocking with them. ... It was awesome."
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