Automaton is the eighth studio album by English funk band Jamiroquai, released on 31 March 2017 through Virgin EMI. It is the band's first album in seven years, following Rock Dust Light Star (2010). It was a number-one album in Italy and peaked at number 2 in Switzerland, number 3 in France, and number 4 in the UK.
On 16 January 2017, Jamiroquai released an online short teaser video from their eighth studio album Automaton, rumored to be due for release in March 2017.
On 26 January 2017, Jamiroquai released another online short teaser video, this one revealing the twelve-track listing from their new album Automaton and its exact release date, 31 March 2017.
Jay Kay described the inspiration for Automaton: "in recognition of the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today and how we as humans are beginning to forget the more pleasant, simple and eloquent things in life and in our environment including our relationship with one another as human beings".
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