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It’s About Time, il nuovo album di Nile Rodgers & Chic, sarà rilasciato a settembre su Virgin Records e vanterà la collaborazione di artisti come Anderson Paak, Nao, Craig David, Mura Masa e molti altri.

Sono passati 26 lunghi anni dal rilascio di Chic-ismo, l’ultimo album in studio di Nile Rodgers e Bernard Edwards, all’interno del quale le voci di Sylver Logan Sharp e Jenn Thomas forniscono l’energia vocale ad un album destinato a restare nella storia come ultimo progetto degli Chic: il gruppo funk statunitense nato nel 1976 e considerato tra le band simbolo della Disco Music dagli anni ’70 in poi.

Un progetto atteso la cui tracklist non è ancora stata svelata, mentre uno dei singoli dal titolo Boogie All Night, nato dalla collaborazione con NAO e Mura Masa, è stato presentato dal vivo il 12 di giugno durante Later… with Jools Holland, sul canale inglese BBC Two. Anticipazione di quello che sarà il rilascio del primo singolo ufficiale dal titolo Till the World Falls, previsto per il 22 di giugno, e che vanta la collaborazione con Mura Masa, Anderson, Paak, Vic Mensa e Cosha.

Guarda qui Boogie All Night presentata al Later… with Jools Holland

Nile Rodger, la leggenda del Funk e della Disco Music, artista che ha dato alla luce pietre miliari come Everybody Dance, Le Freak, Good Times, e che nel corso della sua lunga carriera ha collaborato con artisti come Diana Ross, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran solo per citarne alcuni, svela in questi giorni anche l’immagine copertina di It’s About Time. Copertina che riporta a quella realizzata per il primo album, Chic, rilasciato nel 1977 su Atlantic Records in cui le allora modelle Valentine Monnier‬ e Alva Chinn‬‪ vengono sostituite da Duckie Thot e Jazzelle Zanaughtti.

Guarda qui la cover shoot dell’album nel video di Harry Cauty:

In una recente intervista rilasciata su V Magazine, Nile Rodgers parlando del nuovo album ha dichiarato:

“This is the type of thing that makes it even more real, the sort of artistic and spiritual part that you feel while creating the music. I’m really old school so I look at albums as films. The story that this album was supposed to tell was one of my friendships and collaborations. Of course, I was thinking in terms of the artists and the way my life was before and after I met them. When I go back in time, I think about, of course, my original partner Bernard Edwards, and after that comes Bowie, Diana Ross, Madonna, Prince, and people like that. I started to write with that in mind. I had a whole release date set up, everything was great, things were going perfectly, and then Bowie passed away. We had set up this single, and every person that had ever sung on a Chic record was on that single. It was something that you wouldn’t know until I tell you but it was everyone…”

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“I got all the masters back, and I was able to put everyone in for a line. And because of today’s technology, I was able to manipulate the voices and put them in where I wanted them. It was as clean as a whistle. That was the foundation, and then I was going to come out with the next single and it was more in-depth and it was about Bowie. My life changed when I met Bowie. I had six failures in a row after having no failures. It was like all of my records were hits, and then all of a sudden all my records weren’t hits, and then all of a sudden I met David Bowie and all of my records were hits again.”

LEGGI ANCHE: la storia dell’Italo Disco prodotta in Italia alla fine degli anni ’70.