In a red hot, era-spanning collaboration, The Queen of Funk and multiple Grammy winner Chaka Khan has teamed up with Major Lazer founder and Grammy-nominated producer Switch (M.I.A., Beyoncé, Rihanna) to drop brand new track, ‘Like Sugar’. Not only does it represent a scintillating collaboration between two leading talents, but it’s also a statement of intent as the first release from Switch’s new label imprint Diary Records.
Comebacks are en vogue in the world of music, but how often do two influential artists join forces to produce a track every bit as good as their classic material? While Chaka Khan has returned to touring, new tracks have only emerged sporadically since her 2007 album ‘Funk This’. ‘Like Sugar’ demonstrates that her voice soars with as much power and emotion as it did back when her solo career exploded with ‘I’m Every Woman’, forty years ago.
The track is the first taste of Chaka Khan’s long-awaited new album on Diary Records, details of which will be announced soon.
Chaka Khan is confirmed to play a rare UK show at Bestival in August.