So Chic might not necessarily be New Wave…but it is certainly a precursor, and as one of the many influences of Duran Duran…we say Chic (and even more notably) Nile Rodgers, counts.
It was announced today that Nile Rodgers has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records to release the first new Chic album in over 20 years, due to come out this summer. The first single is set to hit on March 20. Additionally, Warner will distribute future releases from Nile’s own album, Land of the Good Groove.
Nile Rodgers has spent the past year working with many bands in addition to recording the new Chic album, including the upcoming untitled Duran Duran album and Lady Gaga, among others.
Any day we announce a new Chic album is bound to be a fantastic day, and we look forward to hearing the new single in March.
Until then…Good Times!