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Nile Rodgers Says New Chic Album Coming 'Soon'


Nile Rodgers has opened up about his long awaited new Chic album and says it's coming sooner rather than later. During a recent interview with Billboard, the star revealed why it's taken so long and when fans can expect the new release.

"It's so happening and it's happening soon, within the next few months. What happened originally is that I released a single in 2015, and obviously when you release the first single it's designed to start the momentum of the album. The music business, singles are like a trailer for a movie. At least that's how I've always viewed it, and my album is the 'film.' It felt great performing it in England so many times, where we had a great tour that year with Duran Duran, and wanted to wait until the first few weeks of the year in 2016. Then Bowie passed away days into the year, and I was like 'Whoa,'" he revealed.

He adds:

"This album is not just a reflection of my life, it celebrates it. It celebrates my great relationships and the wonderful turning points I've had, and Bowie was maybe the biggest turning point. Even though (our collaboration) was the beginning of the '80s, it was still all happening from the momentum of the first wave of Chic. There was this moment of experimentation after the whole 'disco sucks' thing, and we really suffered from that and never had another hit after having two number one records in 1979 on the Billboard pop charts. It forced me to search."

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