Jamiroquai denies retirement reports

Jay Kay says he's not quitting music

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has hit back at reports that he is quitting music.

The singer claims he is not taking a break to settle down with his family, despite splitting with record giant SonyBMG.

He told his official website: “As usual they got it wrong for a cheap headline! All I said was that we’re taking a bit of time out to get the studio refurbished and we’ll be back making music in a few months time.

“There’s no way I’m quitting the music business – now I am out of my long contract with SonyBMG we have so many options open to us we’re just going to take our time and get it right – it’s just getting interesting!”

The singer also said that he’s planning to write a new album later in the year.

According to the Daily Mirror, the singer had previously said: “I haven’t been happy there for a while. I’ve had some ups and downs but in the end the downs were just too many. When we talked about me leaving, I jumped at the chance. I’m bored. I don’t want to go back on the road. We all need a rest to be honest. I don’t need the money or a deal.”

Jamiroquai have sold 27 million albums since they formed in the early 1990s.