After six full studio albums (the last one being Dynamite in 2005 - and ignoring the 2006 Greatest Hits album) jamiroquai.com have today announced a new album, called "Rock Dust Light Star", which is listed for UK release on 1st November 2010.
The title track, Rock Dust Light Star, has been heard by many fans already after it was first performed at a gig in London in late June.
This is their first album released through Mercury Records (part of Universal Music), after they left Sony Music.
We're delighted to announce that Jamiroquai’s new album ‘Rock, Dust, Light, Star’ is to be released by Mercury Records in November 2010! Part of the news story at jamiroquai.com reads...
We think at a time when many acts are producing electronic, disco influenced tracks, with ‘Rock, Dust, Light, Star’ Jamiroquai has moved on and reverted to a more organic, live sound. The shift really helped revitalise the band who ended up producing a superb album - even if we do say it ourselves! We hope you all agree as you get to hear it. Jay says, "Everything on the record is live. It's a real band record. The last, album – fantastic – but the whole thing became a little sterile. This time we’ve captured the flow of our live performances’. The album has been recorded mainly at Jay’s home studio in Buckinghamshire, and also at legendary Hook End Manor in Oxfordshire. The album is entirely written by Jay Kay and the band, and produced by Jay alongside first time collaborators Charlie Russell and Brad Spencer. The first taster of the album will be the rattling groove of ‘White Knuckle Ride’, available only on strictly limited edition vinyl prior to the album. It’s a hi-octane retrospective on Jay’s career experiences - a cautionary tale equally applicable to anyone’s life in these pressure cooker times. This will be followed by lead single ‘Blue Skies’ in November, an epic, blissful, sun-kissed Californian mid tempo song with lush string arrangements and perhaps Jay’s most emotive vocal to date - pure class. Make sure you comment and tell us what you think on www.jamiroquai.comExpect international release dates to be on or around the UK release date. The album is starting to appear on music store websites (such as HMV and play.com) for pre-order, which is where the plain black/white artwork image is taken.