Nile Rodgers Details New Chic Album

As-yet-untitled LP to be released in June, preceded by two singles in April

Nile Rodgers has confirmed further details about Chic’s new album, following the news this week that the band had signed a new record deal with Warner Bros. and Parlophone. The record, which will be their first full-length in 23 years, following 1992’s Chic-ism, will be out in June. While its title hasn’t yet been revealed, two tracks off the album, ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Back In The Old School’, will be released on April 20. The former was inspired by Rodgers’ bandmate Bernard Edwards who passed away in 1996. Says Rodgers: "1996 may seem like a long time ago, but it feels like yesterday to me… as well as an eternity. The name of the song is ‘I’ll Be There’. The reason is: after I found Bernard’s body, I said to him, ‘Now, I can be there for you in death, the way you were there for me in life.’"

He’s also added that one of the tracks was based on a recording featuring all the band’s original members performing a song titled ‘Love Somebody Today’, which the producer recently unearthed. For now, have a read of our 2013 interview with Rodgers here.

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