Acid Funk Band Jamiroquai Break 6-Year Silence with New Title Track [LISTEN]
Acid funk band Jamiroquai has officially announced a new album, releasing the title track and breaking a six-year silence.
Talk of an eighth studio album first began in the summer of 2013 but it wasn't until spring 2016 that the conversation of a new LP was rekindled on Twitter. Finally on January 16, 2017 the British group dropped a short video clip teasing new music sending fans around the world into a frenzy.
A couple of days later, we received the first batch of dates for new live appearances scheduled for 2017.
After revealing the album track list and premiering the title track on BBC Radio yesterday, Jamiroquai released the first single from the album "Automation" today.
Now available worldwide, "Automation" is the band's first single since 2012 and introduces a whole new era of experimentation complete with strobe-y riffs that break into sparkling synths but not without a signature Jamiroquai groove that's punctuated by robotic vocal interludes.
Spanning 12 songs, Automation will arrive on March 31, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at jamiroquai.lnk.to/Automaton. Jamiroquai's forthcoming album marks the first since 2010's Rock Dust Light Star
"The inspiration for Automaton is in recognition of the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today and how we as humans are beginning to forget the more pleasant, simple and eloquent things in life and in our environment including our relationship with one another as human beings," according to a statement from frontman Jay Kay.
Listen to the title track below and download it at jamiroquai.lnk.to/JKAutomaton.