It’s hard to believe that it’s been a whopping seven years since we were last on the receiving end of new music from Jamiroquai. Though drummer Derrick McKenzie announced that they would be starting to work on the band’s eighth studio album back in August 2013, things had been relatively quiet from frontman Jay Kay and crew. That is, at least, until 2016 when it seemed that we would be getting new music from them by the year’s end after bassist Paul Turner took to Twitter in May 2016 to announce that the album had been completed and was in the process of being mixed. Word later got out the album would be released sometime around November. However, as we get got closer to November, we sadly learned that the date had been pushed back to sometime in 2017, according to band percussionist Sola Akingbola.
So now here we are, in 2017, with still no official word on when we will get to jam along with the outfit that brought us such classics as “Virtual Insanity” and “Space Cowboy.” Their official website has at least been updated to indicate that they “are making changes,” so it seems that at least something is coming down the pipeline soon. In the meantime, we guess we’ll just have to keep on waiting to see if this latest album actually comes to fruition as promised. After waiting seven long years, a few more months seems doable, don’tcha think? — Ivory