Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album, Stream First Single


As promised, The Red Hot Chili Peppers released a new song called "Dark Necessities" on Thursday (May 5) and they also used the occasion to announce their new studio album.

The new album will be called "The Getaway" and is set to be released on June 17th. The effort was produced by Danger Mouse and marks the band's first effort in 25 years that hasn't been produced by Rick Rubin. Stream the new song here.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis called into Los Angeles radio station KROQ's Kevin and Bean morning show to premiere the new single and to discuss the band's first album in five years.

He told listeners (via Radio.com) "We had an unusually difficult experience making this record where we wrote 20-30 songs and it was all ready to go and we thought it was happening, and then Flea went snowboarding and broke his arm real bad, which was a bit of a setback for the bass boner [laughs].

"So we rethought everything and then we didn't have a producer and we were just sort of lost in space with all these songs. Lo and behold it was meant to be, as these things can be, and when all the dust settled Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, emerged and said 'Let's go make a record.'

"We were like 'Great, we have all these songs' and he was like 'Leave those there, let's go write new songs in the studio.' So the process began over again."

Kiedis also explained the different approach that was taken with the new producer, "He has very specific Brian taste. He just wanted to see what would happen when we got in the studio and started something fresh. Initially there was an affinity and a marriage to all these other songs, but the only way we saw this working was to have trust in him and get rid of our old ideas and our old way of doing things and say 'If this is going to work, we just have to throw ourselves off the cliff and see what happens.'" Read more about the interview here.

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