As the band’s defining disco hit Le Freak gets set to be inducted into the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame, Nile Rodgers and his group Chic have announced a new album and single.
Set to land in June (with the lead single to drop in a matter of months), Rodgers and Co have been confirmed as signing with Warner Bros Records in a new deal. Of the new signing, Warner’s CEO Cameron Strang said:
“NILE RODGERS’ INFLUENCE ON THE COURSE OF MODERN MUSIC CANNOT BE OVERSTATED. FOR THE PAST FOUR DECADES, HIS VISIONARY WORK AS A SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, BANDLEADER, AND MUSICIAN HAS REVERBERATED ACROSS GENRES AND GENERATIONS. FROM GROUNDBREAKING GUITARWORK, TO AN UNCANNY HITMAKING INSTINCT, TO SHAPING THE SOUND OF COUNTLESS ARTISTS, HE HAS CREATED A PHENOMENAL MUSICAL LEGACY. NILE HAS NEVER STOPPED MOVING FORWARD, SO I AM THRILLED TO WELCOME HIM INTO THE WBR FAMILY AS HE BEGINS A DYNAMIC NEW CHAPTER OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY CAREER. AND I’M DOUBLY THRILLED THAT MICHAEL OSTIN WILL BE RETURNING TO THE WBR FOLD AS NILE’S LABEL PARTNER.”
Exciting news indeed! Whilst we await all the new material, check out Chic and Nile Rodgers’ explosive set from their 2013 debut appearance at Glastonbury, below: