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Jamiroquai are a British jazz funk and acid jazz band formed in 1992. Jamiroquai were initially the most prominent component in the early-1990s London-based acid jazz movement, alongside groups such as Incognito, the James Taylor Quartet, the Brand New Heavies, Galliano, and Corduroy. Subsequent albums have explored other musical directions such as pop, rock and electronica. Jamiroquai has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1997. source: wikipedia


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Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has revealed that his new album is "anti-religion".

The jazz-funk enthusiast, who performed new song 'White Knuckle Ride' on last night's X Factor results show, said that his forthcoming LP is about what he thinks will happen to the planet.

"We're gonna get hit by a big rock one day. The album is my anti-religion stance," he told the Daily Star.

"If you see a big flash in the sky, praying won't help. We'll be dust." source


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Their 2005 album dealt with issues that included television evangelists and their moral credibility, and why there is so much hate in our modern world, often in the name of religion. [1]


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"I was sat in Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, working. And we were having dinner and a few people turned up. I don't know who they were, I didn't particularly like them. Anyway, the whole subject got on to religion. And I'm not a religious person, never have been. But I always find it fascinating, the whole concept of religion, things that there doesn't seem to be any existing proof of.

And I got quite pissed off with the conversation and I was like, sod this, I'm off. And I started thinking I am a great believer in the fact that we're gonna get hit by a bit of rock one day. It's happened before, it'll happen again." - Jay Kay


"The title is effectively about what we're made of. We are all made up of this funny dust call stardust. I just thought to myself, it'd be nice if we could also look outwards a little bit more, instead of inwards, which is praying. If you do see a big flash in the sky, get on your knees all you like it's not gonna save any of us.

I just wanted to get it off my chest, really. There's a great deal religion has to answer for on all fronts. So the song in a way is a bit of an 'up yours'. 'Salvation coming from on-high'? You'll get it when we're hit by a bit of rock the size of your bedroom going 40,000 miles per second. That's gonna cause an awful lot of mess. It'll take us back to the stone age in about 38 seconds." - Jay Kay Jamiroquai Biography