Kaiser Chiefs announce new album, share song co-written by Nile Rodgers

Publish Date
Thursday, 26 October 2023, 1:07PM

Kaiser Chiefs have announced their new record, 'Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album'.

Ricky Wilson and co have also shared the new single 'Feeling Alright', which is co-written by none other than Nile Rodgers.

Of 'Feeling Alright', Ricky said: “On the first day with Nile Rodgers, he said, ‘What have you got?’ We searched through some jams we had and this was a song that stood out to him.

“The band loved playing it round and round, and it must be fun to play but we never really knew where it would find a home. Nile turned out to be the best estate agent and found it a home almost immediately.”

The 'Ruby' hitmakers also have the Chic legend to thank for suggesting they get former Rudimental member Amir Amor - who has produced and written hits for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Sam Smith - to work to produce the collection.

Ricky added: “He also brought in Amir, who turned out to be our housemate for the entire record. A good place to start!”

The 10-track LP will arrive on March 1, 2024, and includes previous singles ‘Jealousy’ and ‘How 2 Dance’.

The album's unveiling follows a message from frontman Ricky admitting that they are no longer afraid of "failure" after having hits and misses over their two decades as a group.

He said in a statement: “We’ve spent the last 20 years making tunes, some have been hits, some have been the opposite of hits.

“As a musician, once all the worry and fear of failure is removed, all that is left is the freedom and fun. It’s the reason we started, so I must give you a warning, once you have heard ‘Jealousy’, you won’t be able to get it out of your head!”

The follow-up to 2019's ‘Duck’ is set to contain even more songs that swap their signature 00s indie sound for dance-pop.

Meanwhile, the group are set to play a UK headline tour next year, kicking off on April 11 at Torquay’s International Riviera Centre and wrapping at London’s Flippers Roller Boogie Palace on April 21.

Head to kaiserchiefs.com/live for the full tour dates and ticket information.

This article was first published on Bang Showbiz 

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