FilmAbbey Road runner and CHIC fan Alice Bennett was thrilled to be able to assist with some of Nile Rodgers' recent sessions at the studios. But things took an unexpected turn when Nile asked her to play a bigger role in the recording session providing the spoken word intro to the brand new Nile Rodgers CHIC single 'Till The World Falls'.
Alice said: "I was told Nile needs you now. Running into the studio thinking that there was some sort of emergency, Nile spun round in his chair with a big grin on his face and said Alice, I need you to do something for me. I need you to introduce the song in a sexy voice. I walked into the live room, put on a pair of headphones, and said the iconic words: You are now listening to CHIC.
Alice at first could not quite believe her luck: "When Nile asked me to introduce the song, I initially thought that he was having me on because he knew I was a huge fan of his. Then when I saw he was serious I was suddenly completely overwhelmed. How often is a person asked to feature on a record with so many of their idols such as Nile and Anderson .Paak?! That's definitely something that doesn't happen everyday so it really is such a huge honour. Walking into a room with Nile is like being reunited with an old friend. With greetings of high fives and hugs, he instantly makes you feel like part of the family. During sessions here at Abbey Road, he relishes every opportunity to work with like-minded talented artists, his enthusiasm and energy never diminishing. He really is one of a kind you can see the glimmer of pride in his eyes when he picks up his guitar, ready for another day, another funky riff and of course, another hit record!The surprising story has been picked up by some of the UK's media, featuring in The Sun's 'Bizzare News' section, also included within the Daily Star. Stefano Civetta, one of Abbey Roads key engineers, who has been working across all of Niles sessions at the studios said: Every session with Nile is such an inspirational moment, full of great music and unbelievable stories. He is one of the most driven and exciting artists I have ever met, and working with him is just amazing.
With all the artists he brings in to Abbey Road, he creates a musical link straight away, with his contagious smile and vibe. I must confess I had to pinch myself a few times when I was recording him, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars... all in the same room... on my birthday... One of the best presents ever! Released last Fridaythe track has already received mass acclaim, currently sitting at number one in Japan and in the Top 20 across the rest of the world. Till The World Falls is featured on Nile Rodgers CHICs forthcoming album Its About Time out on 14 September. Listen here. Pre-order the album here.