Kool & The Gang set to release new album

Legendary funk group Kool & The Gang are set to release their first album in nearly a decade and have released their first single Sexy

Few groups have had as many hits or as much longevity as Kool & The Gang. Now in their fifth decade, the group are set to release a brand new album this year, the first since their 2013 Christmas album Kool for the Holidays and their 2007 album Still Kool. The first single of the yet-to-be-titled album is entitled ‘Sexy‘, combining the hard, thumping bass of their earlier funk days with the smooth soul and R&B of their eighties hey-day. It’s a pretty infectious song and hopefully will prove to be a good indicator of things to come! The group recently performed the song plus a medley of hits live on the Today programme, putting in a stellar performance.

You can listen to the new song below on YouTube – and if you’re an American reader, well lucky, lucky you, as Kool & The Gang are currently on their ‘Keeping The Funk Alive Tour’ with Bootsy Collins, Morris Day & the Time, Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh!

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George Haffenden
Written by George Haffenden
Brought up on a healthy diet of soul and funk, Haff's dream was to become the first British member of The Temptations. Realising that this dream could never be realised, he is now the curator of The Funk & Soul Revue.