Jamiroquai has shared his comeback track – ‘Automaton’ and a new video online.
The song is the title track for the band’s forthcoming new album, their first since 2010’s ‘Rock Dust Light Star’. You can view the video, which was directed by Charlie Lightening who has previously worked with Arcade Fire and Bjork, below.
“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,” says frontman Jay Kay of the new record, which is out on March 31.
The band have also announced a one-off date at London’s Roundhouse venue on the day the album is released.
Jay Kay’s band previously announced a string of headline festival dates for summer 2017.
The full Jamiroquai tour schedule is as follows:
Tue 28 March – La Sall Pleyel, Paris
Fri 31 March – The Roundhouse, London
Thu May 25 2017 – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Sun May 28 2017 – Seoul Jazz Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Sat June 17 2017 – Release Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
Sun June 9 2017 – North Sea Jazz, Rotherdam, Netherlands
Tue July 11 2017 – Firenze Summer Festival, Visarno Arena, Florence, Italy
Fri July 14 2017 – Pori Jazz, Pori, Finland
Sun July 16 2017 – Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France
Tue July 18 2017 – Moon & Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
Sat July 22 2017 – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Sat July 5 2017 – Sudoeste, Portugal
The London band released their debut album ‘Emergency On Planet Earth’ in 1993 and have notched up four UK Number One albums, nine UK Top Ten singles and total record sales of 26 million over the years.