Jamiroquai share details of their eighth studio album Automaton

Listen to the album's self-titled lead single right now.

Jamiroquai are back and have shared details of their new album, while dropping their comeback single for good measure.

The funk collective - fronted by Jay Kay - will release their eighth studio record Automaton on March 31st, while the self-titled lead single is now available to download and stream. Come the album's release date, it will be battling fellow new LPs from Nelly Furtado and Tinie Tempah. Talk about coming back fighting!

A music video for Automaton has also been released, which begins with a nuclear explosion. The plot then sees a robotic Jay patrol post-apocalyptic landscapes. Jay Kay also pulls some signature moves on a disused rail platform to an electro-funk breakdown.

Commenting on Automaton in an official statement, Jay Kay said: "The inspiration for Automaton is 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."

Automaton is Jamiroquai's first release in over six years, following their last album Rock Dust Light Star which peaked at Number 7. View the band's full UK chart history here.

Jamiroquai have scored four Number 1 albums on the Official Albums Chart, harking all the way back to their chart-topping debut Emergency on Planet Earth from 1993. The group have scored nine Top 10 singles including the Number 1 smash Deeper Underground.