Miley Cyrus, Elton John for Chic LP
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 March 2015
This article is from 2015.
Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Diana Ross and Janelle Monae are among acts who Nile Rodgers has teased will feature on the new Chic album, which is due in June
Miley Cyrus and Elton John are set to feature on the new Chic album.
Founding member of the group, Nile Rodgers, is currently completing work on their upcoming ninth studio album 'It's About Time', and has teased the exciting collaborations which he hopes will feature on the collection.
He explained to Digital Spy: "Last week I played with Elton John and he was killing! I've played with Elton 20 times in my life, but it was the first time I played with him with Chic.
"So then he said, 'I would love to work with you', and I said, 'Hey, I have a song written in a four part harmony, and if you sing the baritone part, I'll sing the falsetto top and the bottom below you'. So Elton is probably now going to be on that song."
As well as the iconic singer-songwriter, the 62-year-old star revealed his blossoming relationship with 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker Miley means the pair have agreed to record together for the LP, which will be the band's first since 1992's 'Chic-Ism'.
He said: "I've also become really good friends with Miley Cyrus, who sings her ass off! All of this stuff just happened in the last few days, and I'm thinking, 'Wait a minute, these people are amazing. Why am I going to fool around?'
"So I just called up Miley and was like, 'Yo Miley do you want to do this?' [And she's like] 'Yeah!'"
Continuing to speak about the record, Nile - who will tour the UK with the band later this month - explained 29-year-old soul singer Janelle Monae has recorded a track, and he has persuaded 70-year-old singer Diana Ross to revisit a song they originally wrote "years ago".
He said: "I'm still going to do the song 'Queen' that I had written years ago for Diana Ross. I played it for her son Evan, who's awesomely cool, who said, 'Mum, you've got to do that song!'"