A story in Wednesdays Mirror newspaper (UK) reported that Jay is planning to quit music. I'll leave you to read the report from the Mirror newspaper website but in a follow up news item exclusively posted at the official Jamiroquai website at Jamiroquai.com, the following story was printed:
And now, time for the truth | 28.02.2007 OK, so there is a story in today’s Mirror implying Jay is quitting the music business: Needless to say they’ve got it completely wrong! You see, in a quick chat with one of the paper’s journalists following his record breaking Gig in the Sky yesterday, Jay mentioned he was taking time out to update his home studio and take some time off before the band go back in to start writing a new album later in the year. He also talked about working on new arrangements of songs so next time they go out on tour they have fresh take on the tracks they play live perhaps incorporating strings or horns. Perhaps they should listen next time! When they gonna learn? On seeing the way his chat was reported today in the Mirror Jay said “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 - its just getting interesting!”
We always know not to believe everything that's in the newspapers. Quite clearly (from hearing it with my own ears), Jay said yesterday (Tuesday) that wants to continue making music and only plans to go back on tour when the band have had time to rebuild the entire set to make it different once again.
Speaking of which, until we get to hear official recordings, the band have done some absolutely fantastic work to High Times - which I think sounds amazing. No doubt there will be many recordings of this and other songs on YouTube real soon...