Nile Rodgers Taps Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Aviici For New Chic Album
Chic will reportedly be back with a new album this year, their first in 25 years. Nile Rodgers, who recently played in Morocco’s capital Rabat at Mawazine Festival, said that the album came about because of songwriting sessions with Lady Gaga, Pharrell and Aviici.
The album will be called It’s About Time. Rodgers, 64, talked about how he wanted to push the group’s music forward and the way to do it was with these current collaborators.
"I don’t want the album to be just a tribute to Chic. I still continued to grow and kept writing new music. Thank God I met people like Avicii, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and Pharrell and we all keep writing music," he said. "I also wrote the lyrics. You know, I don’t want to live in the past but it is a nice place to visit."
Before we get to hear the fruits of his labour, fans will be able to see Chic on tour with Earth, Wind and Fire.
“They were jazz and RnB musicians who learned how to orchestrate and play their own music. They were what Chic was to become," he said of touring together with the band. "It is a dream come true for me, I love them.”
The tour kicks off in California on July 13.