Then out of the blue in 2013 saw the re-emergence of Rodgers and his distinctive Chic sound when he wrote and produced 'Get Lucky' for the French electronic dance music duo, Daft Punk, not only giving them the biggest hit of their career, but also in turn seeing the song receive the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. A new worldwide audience seem to be embracing that late 70's funky disco sound with open arms. Soon after Rodgers came across a box of unreleased Chic music which prompted him to work on putting out a brand new Chic album called 'It's About Time'. (The last release was 'Chic-ism' in 1992) The first single from this set, the hot and funky 'I'll Be There' has just been released to much acclaim and joy from dance music fans world wide. That Chic sound is intact and Rodgers is driving this whole enterprise of soulful funky dance groove with precision. He has managed to capture a feeling associated in the past, yet infused the track with an ingredient which enables the track to not sound dated in any way. The accompanying video is a great companion piece evoking many of those classic funky images of dancing and good times, kicked off with a great intro from TV's 'Soul Train' master of ceremonies, Don Cornelius. A superb way of getting us all ready for the album which is due to drop shortly.
In the meantime here is a 5 minute documentary from Nile Rodgers explaining how he arrived at the decision to release new music from Chic, even though several members, including his partner Bernard Edwards are no longer with us.