WARNER BROS. RECORDS LEGENDARY ARTIST
NILE RODGERS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I’LL BE THERE” – AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
STARRING SUPERMODEL KARLIE KLOSS
DIRECTED BY FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER DUO INEZ & VINOODH
On Thursday, Nile Rodgers appeared on AMERICAN IDOL XIV as a guest mentor and treated fans to a 30-second sneak peak of CHIC‘s highly anticipated official music video “I’ll Be There.” The video features supermodel and Taylor Swift’s certified “bestie” Karlie Kloss and is directed by fashion photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The video is now available on Nile’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Nile Rodgers‘ new single “I’ll Be There” with the Martinez Brothers is from his forthcoming albumIt’s About Time, due this summer. The song features all of the original members of CHIC. Download the single today via iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/IllBeThere.
Rodgers has remained culturally relevant throughout his 40-year-career by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. The co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like “Le Freak” and “I Want Your Love,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and gave Sister Sledge the smash “We Are Family.” His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers’ peerless influence is undeniable. Rodgers reflected on his extraordinary life and career in his 2011 self-penned autobiography Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny, which Rolling Stone chose as one of its “23 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time.”
In February, Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced that it had signed a global recording contract with Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist Nile Rodgers and his multi-platinum selling band CHIC. In addition, WBR entered into a deal with Land of The Good Groove, the label formed by Rodgers and veteran music executive, Michael Ostin. WBR now handles all distribution and label services for artists signed by Rodgers and Ostin, who act as the imprint’s creative supervisors.