It’s been 23 years since disco legends Chic last released an album. Steam were asked by Warner Bros to design artwork for their new single “I’ll Be There” to be released on March 20th 2015. Nile Rogers chose this date to coincide with the vernal equinox – the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun. This formed the basis of our artwork design, by creating a graphic depiction of a solar eclipse with retro flares and subtle hints of a record illuminated in the background.
As the record slides out of the record cover – a full solar eclipse appears to happen.
The song, made in collaboration with house duo the Martinez Brothers, is an expertly funky glide, and sounds almost exactly like something the group might have released back in 1970’s.
Documentary Directors: Brett Sullivan / Clayton Jacobsen
Artwork Designer: Peter Allinson
Animation: Brendon Bennett
Head of Design: Peter Allinson
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