Nile Rodgers taps Avicii for first Chic album in 25 years
Despite a woeful 2016 announcement that he would no longer be playing live shows, Avicii has anything but disappeared from the music world. The Swedish musician has a third album in the works and is co-producing disco legend Nile Rodgers’ forthcoming Chic album, It’s About Time. Drawing from big room electronic music and disco/ funk, Chic’s first album in 25 years is sure to be a celebrated creation from these dance music legends.
Rodgers keeps the album modern by enlisting more key collaborators from the pop and dance realms. He explains, “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 the iconic album is unleashed on the world, Chic embarks on a North American tour alongside Earth, Wind and Fire. Rodgers calls them “the perfect band” who “were what Chic was to become.” Their tour kicks off on July 13 in California. Stay tuned for more news on It’s About Time and check out Earth, Wind and Fire’s official website for tickets.