Back in the days when the M in MTV stood for Music and the V in VH1 stood for Videos, Duran Duran was the King of Music Videos. Even though those glorious days of MTV and VH1 are long gone, Duran Duran proves that they are still just as regal as they were back then with their new video for Girl Panic.
I can’t think of any band that can top what they just did with their latest single off of their album All You Need Is Now. Something they teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar to do. You would think that the man that said, “Why rock stars marry models? Because they can! It’s the same answer to the question: ‘Why do dogs lick their balls?’ Because they can!” would be the one the came up with the concept for this video, and you would be wrong. It was not Simon LeBon’s idea, but Nick Rhodes and he told OK! how it came about. “Harpers had approached us about collaborating with the magazine on something really special… I’d had had this crazy idea for a video for the song Girl Panic! that looked fantastic on paper but that I thought in reality would be impossible to pull off. The idea was to recreate a day-in-the-life of the band, with five of the world’s greatest supermodels playing all of us. (They) loved the idea of doing a cover shoot within the video itself – and so it all began.”
This band that has wowed us with videos like Girls on Film, Rio, Wild Boys, A View to a Kill and so many more, and those all seemed rather daring. Well Simon LeBon added this about Girl Panic, “We have made some pretty ambitious videos over the years, but this one was certainly the most challenging to date.”
Why was it one of their most challenging, try working out the schedules of Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and of course Simon’s wife Yamin. That is not an easy feat, but they did it. And I am so happy that they did because Girl Panic is one of the most impressive videos I have seen in a really long time. I can’t begin tell you how mesmerized I was watching it. It was as beautiful as the women and men involved with it.
So take about 10 minutes of your day today an enjoy Girl Panic!