Exclusive! Get the First Listen to Earth Wind & Fire’s Brand-New Album!

How to describe one of the most consistently successful, influential, and beloved bands of the past half century? Not an easy task to take on, so we'll just make it simple: Earth Wind & Fire. The group, which has been active since 1969 and has spanned just about all popular music genres over its tenure, has not released a studio album of new material since 2005. This fall (September 10, to be exact), they're finally putting out a brand-new set, Now Then & Forever.

Excited for the new music? We at Yahoo! Music are, too! What's more, we're delighted to offer fans the very first listen to the entire album a full week ahead of release. Check it out and get ready to groove!

"The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire," explains EWF co-founder Philip Bailey. "The spirit of the band has always been about uplifting the consciousness of humanity. There's a hope that this Earth, Wind & Fire music will go on forever."

Meanwhile, co-founder Verdine White adds, "The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally." He notes that this particular album is dedicated to all the EWF fans who have made the band's storied career possible.

You can pre-order the new album at the band's website. EWF are currently touring this fall; check in and keep up with their schedule here.