Legendary soul/funk band Kool & the Gang are slated to release a brand new song called “SEXY (Where’d You Get Yours)” on Friday, July 15. The song will also appear on the group’s forthcoming new studio album, its first in almost a decade.
Kool & the Gang will give the single its live debut tomorrow, July 14, at 9 a.m. ET during an appearance on NBC’s Today. In addition, Kool & the Gang will play a medley of some of their biggest hits on the morning show, including “Jungle Boogie,” “Get Down on It” and “Celebration.”
The release of the new song comes in the wake of their 50th anniversary as a band and ahead of the group’s upcoming Keeping the Funk Alive Tour, which begins July 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and runs through an August 28 concert in Los Angeles. The trek also will feature appearances by Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Morris Day and the Time and Doug E. Fresh at all or most stops.
Kool & the Gang were recently honored with a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and a spot in the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Over the course of its long career, the band has sold over 70 million records worldwide, and gained two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top 10 R&B hits and 32 gold and platinum albums combined.
“SEXY (Where’d You Get Yours)” will be available for purchase and streaming on July 15 in stores and at the usual digital outlets.