The album is called It’s About Time…

Following the news earlier this month that Nile Rodgers and his band Chic have signed to Warner Bros. for a new album, the enduring disco icon has elaborated on the status of the project.

“As with all Chic albums, this one’s based on a concept. Four years ago I was stricken with very aggressive cancer and I wasn’t sure how much time I had left. I decided the album’s concept would be about time and I’d feature as many people from the lifespan of Chic that I could on it,” wrote Rodgers on his website.

“The first single drops on March 20, 2015. It’s the vernal equinox – when day and night are of equal length. But in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, there will also be a total solar eclipse… so I’ll be releasing the record at the exact start of that celestial event, in the country and city where they set Greenwich Mean Time – London, England.”

“We’ll then do a series of concerts in England, and premiere the video too. The album’s title is It’s About Time… because It’s About Time,” Rodgers concluded.

The album is due to be released in June.

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