Now that John Frusciante is back in Red Hot Chili Peppers after Josh Klinghoffer left, things are about to get interesting, particularly when it comes to new music from the Californian mascots. After almost six years since their last studio record The Getaway, and ten years since Frusciante was a member of the band, they’ve finally announced a new record titled Unlimited Love with lead-single ‘Black Summer‘. The huge seventeen-track twelfth studio album will be released on April 1st, 2022 via Warner Bros.
On the new record, the band says:
“Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.
We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it.”
“ROCK OUT MOTHERFUCKERS!”
Would it be a Red Hot Chili Peppers song without a reference to the warm season on the American show business capital state? Let’s check out ‘Black Summer‘. The four-minute single commences gently with Frusciante clearly strumming. Building steadily, the brand single sports all the humble elements from new-age Red Hot Chili Peppers with some signature guitar elements that you will both sound super-familiar and also make you realise it’s been sorely missed. It’s ultimate twilight California material.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love tracklisting
1. Black Summer
2. Here Ever After
3. Aquatic Mouth Dance
4. Not the One
5. Poster Child
6. The Great Apes
7. It’s Only Natural
8. She’s a Lover
9. These Are the Ways
10. Watchu Thinkin’
11. Bastards of Light
12. White Braids & Pillow Chair
13. One Way Traffic
15. Let ‘Em Cry
16. The Heavy Wing