Disco legend Nile Rodgers has shared the vinyl instrumental of Chic’s new single ‘I’ll Be There’ via his Youtube channel, and it’s sounding very promising.
Speaking via his blog: “I’m releasing the new record on March 20, 2015… on the vernal equinox. There will be a lot going on in the heavens that day, along with the total solar eclipse. The name of the song is “I’ll Be There.” The reason is: after I found Bernard’s body, I said to him “Now, I can be there for you in death, the way you were There For Me in Life.””
The album’s first song ‘I’ll Be There’, which you can preview above, is based on an old Chic demo called ‘Love Somebody Today’, which features all of the original members of the band. “These recently-found lost tapes gives me the opportunity to play with my bandmates, who’ve passed away, again,” wrote Rodgers.