Title: It's About Time
It's About Time will be the first Chic album since Chic-ism a full quarter-century ago. Guitarist Nile Rodgers says he'd just completed the legendary disco band's new album when he heard the news of Prince's death, which spurred him to delay its release. "I couldn't release an album about the joy of life in A Year of So Many Deaths," he wrote in a blog post at the time. It also occurred to Rodgers that 2017 was an auspicious date: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Chic's founding. "No matter what bad stuff goes on in the world, it's just like your birthday, you still can celebrate and pay tribute to these anniversaries," he told Rolling Stone in December.