Daft Punk recently teamed with Nile Rodgers for an upcoming short film, which was created for Rodgers new Chic album. The film will be released within the next few weeks. Rodgers shared the collaboration announcement on social media. “Daft Punk made a touching film for my new record. Maybe they’re human after all?,” the guitarist tweeted. Rodgers just signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, and the new Chic project will be released through the label. Chic was a band created by the guitarist and Bernard Edwards in 1976. The band’s most successful songs were “Good Times,” “Everybody Dance,” “Le Freak,” and “My Forbidden Lover.” Chic has been nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ten times, but they have yet to receive the induction. Chic’s last Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination was in 2014.
The legendary Johnny Mathis just revealed he has an unreleased 1981 album with Chic entitled I Love My Lady. Billboard magazine caught up with the singer to find out if the album would ever be dropped. “You know, as long as those things are on vinyl or tape or have you, the record companies are going to release them someday,” Mathis told Billboard magazine. The singer also said he was very proud of the music he created with Rodgers and Edwards, because it was a little different than the music his fans would expect from a Johnny Mathis album. The iconic singer also revealed he is working on a new project, which is expected to be released in October. Mathis is fresh off of his stellar performance at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala earlier this month. The crowd was on their feet during Mathis’ entire performance, while the 79 year old performed “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me to Say,” “Wonderful Wonderful,” and “Misty.” Many of the the pre-Grammy party attendees said the singer’s performance was flawless. Mathis was nominated for Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his Sending You a Little Christmas project. The singer didn’t win on Grammy night, but he said recording Christmas songs are his favorite thing. Mathis is widely known as “the voice” of Christmas music. His renditions of “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” and “The Christmas Song,” have contributed to help Mathis sell over 350 million records worldwide.