Former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor announced his first solo album in thirty years, ‘Man’s a Wolf to Man.’ Recently he talked about the concepts that the album challenged, explaining:
“‘Man’s a Wolf to Man’ is pretty apt now. Having lived there, had kids there, and had an amazing career there, I know America very well. And when you watch the breakdown, and the extremes of it, how quickly people became vicious enemies.”
The guitarist further detailed how he thought about human emotions and humankind’s instincts:
“[It’s] about how man is his own worst enemy and will behave like a pack of wolves towards his other human enemy. What we saw bubbling when I started writing, it was all about getting even — why do you get so mad trying to get even? Why do people get angry? Why don’t they just do better themselves? I was getting back to making human records, about something that mattered or matters, that is in the moment.”
Taylor initially started working on the album around 2017, however, the debut was first postponed due to Covid-19, and then Andy’s cancer diagnosis. Recently, he revealed that he’s been undergoing a new treatment, and he’s still working with his former band, although he thought ‘Man’s a Wolf to Man’ would be his last work:
“The band have been great. We’ve got a lot of stuff that we’ve been working on under the radar. The solo album, I thought it was my last album, so that’s kind of where it changed.”
You can check out the ‘Man’s a Wolf to Man’ tracklist, and the album’s artwork here.