Red Hot Chili Peppers have just dropped a new song, “Black Summer,” and announced the upcoming release of their album, “Unlimited Love.” The band also shared the video for “Black Summer” which includes beautiful beaches, crowded freeways, and the band jamming together. Oh, and Anthony Kiedis giving Flea a lift on his shoulders.
RHCP have not released an album since 2016’s “The Getaway,” and this is the first record since John Frusciante’s 2019 return to the band. Frusciante’s return means “Unlimited Love” is his first album back since 2006’s “Stadium Arcadium.”
Of the new album, RHCP – Kiedis, Flea, Frusciante, and Chad Smith – said, “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.”
The band continued, “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!”
“Unlimited Love” contains 17 tracks and will be released on April 1st, 2022. The Peppers will embark on a stadium tour in support which will run June through September. They will stop in San Diego on July 27th (with special guests HAIM and Thundercat), and Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on July 31st (with Beck and Thundercat).
Check out “Black Summer” now and start dreaming of seeing the band live this summer!