Chic's new album is set for release this summer
Daft Punk feature in a new documentary about Nile Rodgers.
Click below to watch a clip from Nile Rodgers: From Disco To Daft Punk, which comes as the funk musician prepares the release of the forthcoming new Chic album. Consequence of Sound has shared the Daft Punk featuring clip from the film, which sees the two helmet-clad artists typing up a message for Rodgers to the strains of Carly Simon’s ‘Why’.
The message reads: “DEAR NILE, WE ARE SENDING YOU THIS TRANSMISSION TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR AMAZING SONGS. YOUR MUSIC CONTINUES TO INSPIRE THE WORLD… WITH LOVE, DAFT PUNK”. Watch the clip below.
Last month Nile Rodgers unveiled the first Chic song for 23 years. ‘I’ll Be There’ was revealed on Facebook with a video starring US super-model Karlie Kloss.
Describing the track, Rodgers posted that ‘I’ll Be There’ was “a moving concept for me about decisions we make in life”. Speaking of the video he continued: “Karlie Kloss connects the past and present. She sees the original group (who plays this track) on Soul Train. She, visualises the past looking at old school vinyl – then gets dressed and goes out to a current party to meet up with Stephen Galloway and the current #CHIC line-up happens to be playing live.”
Chic were founded in the mid-seventies by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards, who passed away in 1996. The band have found new relevance in recent years on the live circuit, while Rodgers co-wrote and performed on three songs off Daft Punk’s 2013 album ‘Random Access Memories’, including the massive worldwide hit ‘Get Lucky’.