Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their 12th studio album 'Unlimited Love' will release on April 1st.
It comes as the first single from the album was released this morning titled 'Black Summer', which feels like you've just woken up in 2006.
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Taking to social media, Vocalist Anthony Kiedis, Drummer Chad Smith and Bassist Flea said:
"Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We 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 yeo 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. - John, Anthony, Chad, and Flea"
The California rockers will embark on a world tour this Summer, stopping off here in Ireland on June 29th for a gig at Marley park.
Around the world. Presales are live now in N. America. UK/EU presale starts Wed Oct 13. pic.twitter.com/tkQTnc6WDj
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) October 9, 2021
It's a big moment for long time RHCP fans as it marks the first piece of music since 2006 with guitarist John Frusciante, who left to pursue his solo career, but rejoined the band in December of 2019.
Frusciante says "when we got together to start writing material, we began by playing old songs by people like Johnny "Guitar" Watson, The Kinks, The New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others. Ever so gradually, we started bringing in new ideas, and turning jams into songs, and after a couple of months the new stuff was all we were playing. The feeling of effortless fun we had when we were playing songs by other people, stayed with us the whole time we were writing. For me, this record represents our love for, and faith in each other."
Fans have been reacting to the new song on social media, with guitarists across the globe already learning to piece of music to every last note.
not to sound like a rhcp stan but this is actually stunning pic.twitter.com/PixqNB75da
— sophia (@firefliesophia) February 3, 2022
all of rhcp twitter coming back from last year: pic.twitter.com/xrbbGiDuGz
— hannah ☠︎ (@v3nusgardenn) February 4, 2022
It gets better and better every time you listen to it ❤️ pic.twitter.com/71cKunhTSm
— RHCP Live (@redhot_live) February 3, 2022
Black Summer by Red Hot Chili Peppers is out now.
Image: Red Hot Chili Peppers Website