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Jamiroquai Records First LP In 8 Years

Eight years since their last full length, Jamiroquai have reunited to record new music.

In the studio for the first time since the tragic loss of their bassist, Derrick McIntyre, who died in February at the age of 66, after being involved in a car crash, the iconic UK funk group are back.

Fronted by Jay Kay, the band’s last studio full length was ‘Automaton’ (2017,) that addressed the rise in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and neglecting relationships with other human beings.

A source close to Jamiroquai told England’s The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column:

“It’s been a long time coming but the time feels right for Jamiroquai to work on new music.” “Jay went into the studio for a writing session recently and it went really well.” “They got the band involved too and it all felt very special to be back together doing what they do best.” “Everyone involved is excited about the new project and what it will sound like.” “It’s early days and while they don’t know when the new record will be out, the wheels are in motion.”

Forever honoring the memory of their late bandmate, the inside source added “Losing Derrick was hard for everyone who knew him.” “It’s a reminder that life is short. His passion for music was inspiring and everyone in Jamiroquai had Derrick in mind.”

Formed in 1992, Jamiroquai have been nominated for countless accolades and won the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection in 1999, along with the Best Performance by a Duo Or Group Grammy in 1998 for ‘Virtual Insanity.’ In 2017, the group’s lead vocalist Jay Kay was honored with the BMI President’s award for his originality that has inspired generations of musicians and fans alike.

Jamiroquai’s greatest hits album ‘High Times: Singles 1992-2006’ went triple platinum in the UK alone.

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Author: Al Denté

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