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As the title implies, Jamiroquai's eighth studio album, 2017's Automaton, is a dancefloor-friendly production inspired as much by lead singer Jay Kay's famous love of sports cars as Giorgio Moroder's synth and drum machine-heavy productions of the '70s and '80s. More broadly, the album also fits into Kay's fascination with the effect technology has both positively and negatively on our lives and on the planet (i.e., 1993's "Emergency on Planet Earth" and 1996's "Virtual Insanity"). Which is to say, this is pretty much the same album Kay has been making since at least 2001's A Funk Odyssey. Here, we get several catchy club-ready singles ("Automaton" and "Cloud 9") front-loaded with a handful of inventive album tracks designed for Kay to rock the European tour circuit. To those ends, Automaton works quite well, finding Kay in fluid vocal form and living up to his image as a global, time-traveling, playboy magic-man. Helping Kay conjure the funk magic this time is longtime keyboardist Matt Johnson, who co-produced and co-wrote much of the album. While previous outings found Jamiroquai evincing Moroder's slick robo-funk, Automaton is the closest they've come to making an outright Moroder-style album. Which means that the album plays well with the disco end of their output (think "Little L" or "Cosmic Girl"). In that sense, Automaton fits nicely alongside similarly inclined works like Daft Punk's own Moroder homage Random Access Memories and Two Door Cinema Club's Gameshow. With Kay's lithe croon at the center, cuts like the aforementioned "Cloud 9" and the steamy "Something About You'' are black-light dancefloor bangers full of pulsing synths, icicle-crisp guitars, and the occasional goosebump-inducing orchestral string flourish. Also infectious are tracks like the Rick James does '70s Europop number "Hot Property" and the humid disco anthem "Summer Girl," replete with a chorus of female backing singers. There are few bands who play classic disco-funk with as much genuine love for the genre and care in the productions as Kay and Jamiroquai. Ultimately, it's that sense of love and good vibes that drives much of Automaton.

© Matt Collar /TiVo

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1
Shake It On
00:05:14

Jason Kay, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Hale, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Patrick Kiernan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kate Musker, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Michelle John, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Adrian Smith, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

2
Automaton
00:04:48

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - Mike Spencer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

3
Cloud 9
00:03:57

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

4
Superfresh
00:03:48

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - Simon Hale, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Patrick Kiernan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kate Musker, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Michelle John, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Adrian Smith, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lauraine McIntosh, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

5
Hot Property
00:04:32

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michelle John, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

6
Something About You
00:03:59

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - Simon Hale, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Patrick Kiernan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kate Musker, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Adrian Smith, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lauraine McIntosh, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

7
Summer Girl
00:05:32

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - Simon Hale, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Greenwood, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Neil Sidwell, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Bishop, Saxophones, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Patrick Kiernan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kate Musker, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Adrian Smith, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Valerie Etienne, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lauraine McIntosh, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Thirkell, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

8
Nights Out In The Jungle
00:05:09

Jason Kay, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

9
Dr Buzz
00:06:02

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michelle John, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sean Freeman, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

10
We Can Do It
00:04:07

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Hazel Fernandez, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Johnny Thirkell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

11
Vitamin
00:04:27

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - Simon Hale, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Greenwood, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Neil Sidwell, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Bishop, Saxophones, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Patrick Kiernan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kate Musker, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Michelle John, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Adrian Smith, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Turner, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hazel Fernandes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Johnny Thirkell, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

12
Carla
00:05:33

Jason Kay, ComposerLyricist - Derrick McKenzie, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sola Akingbola, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Johnson, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Kay, Producer - MICK GUZAUSKI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jamiroquai, MainArtist - JK, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - JP Chalbos, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Blair, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Prestage, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Jamiroquai Limited

Album review

As the title implies, Jamiroquai's eighth studio album, 2017's Automaton, is a dancefloor-friendly production inspired as much by lead singer Jay Kay's famous love of sports cars as Giorgio Moroder's synth and drum machine-heavy productions of the '70s and '80s. More broadly, the album also fits into Kay's fascination with the effect technology has both positively and negatively on our lives and on the planet (i.e., 1993's "Emergency on Planet Earth" and 1996's "Virtual Insanity"). Which is to say, this is pretty much the same album Kay has been making since at least 2001's A Funk Odyssey. Here, we get several catchy club-ready singles ("Automaton" and "Cloud 9") front-loaded with a handful of inventive album tracks designed for Kay to rock the European tour circuit. To those ends, Automaton works quite well, finding Kay in fluid vocal form and living up to his image as a global, time-traveling, playboy magic-man. Helping Kay conjure the funk magic this time is longtime keyboardist Matt Johnson, who co-produced and co-wrote much of the album. While previous outings found Jamiroquai evincing Moroder's slick robo-funk, Automaton is the closest they've come to making an outright Moroder-style album. Which means that the album plays well with the disco end of their output (think "Little L" or "Cosmic Girl"). In that sense, Automaton fits nicely alongside similarly inclined works like Daft Punk's own Moroder homage Random Access Memories and Two Door Cinema Club's Gameshow. With Kay's lithe croon at the center, cuts like the aforementioned "Cloud 9" and the steamy "Something About You'' are black-light dancefloor bangers full of pulsing synths, icicle-crisp guitars, and the occasional goosebump-inducing orchestral string flourish. Also infectious are tracks like the Rick James does '70s Europop number "Hot Property" and the humid disco anthem "Summer Girl," replete with a chorus of female backing singers. There are few bands who play classic disco-funk with as much genuine love for the genre and care in the productions as Kay and Jamiroquai. Ultimately, it's that sense of love and good vibes that drives much of Automaton.

© Matt Collar /TiVo

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