Detail from the Red Hot Chili Peppers 12th studio album

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Unlimited love falls on April 1

Red Hot Chili Peppers will unveil their new album and 12th full album, Unlimited love to CD, 2 PL, Deluxe 2LP, cassette and limited edition purple and gold vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies) on April 1 via Warner Records. It notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and the first with longtime producer and collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. Unlimited lovethe Los Angeles band has just shared the first single and music video “Black Summer”.

“Our only goal is to lose ourselves in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) have spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, perfecting our craft and pitching for each other, to make the best album possible. Our antennas tuned into the divine cosmos, we were so grateful to have the opportunity to be in a room together and once again try to improve ourselves. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely and arranging the fruit of these jams with great care and determination. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies thrilled us,” the band shared in a statement.

“We aspire 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 vision of the universe. This is the mission of our life. We work, focus and prepare so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean gave 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.

“When we first started writing, we started out playing old songs by people like Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, The Kinks, The New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others,” Frusciante adds. “Gradually we started bringing in new ideas and turning the jams into songs, and after a few months we were just playing the new stuff. The feeling of effortless fun we had when playing other people’s songs stayed with us the entire time we wrote. For me, this record represents our love and our faith towards each other.

On lead track “Black Summer,” ethereal guitar underlines the introspective lyrics as the beat unlocks a hypnotic drum groove highlighted by an evocative bass. He inhales quietly only to exhale with a massive chorus, “It’s been a long time since I made a new friend, waiting for another black summer to end,” before a guitar solo echoes through the skies and down. back. For the music video, the band teamed up with acclaimed director Deborah Chow [Disney+’s The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi]. The result continues a tradition of captivating cinematic visuals, with a twist.

Unlimited love resumes three-decade partnership with Rick Rubin [Johnny Cash, Adele]. Their creative collaboration spans legendary albums, including selling diamonds Sex Magik Blood Sugar [1991], Californication [1999], Moreover [2002]and Stadium Arcadium [2006].

The interaction between the group once again borders on intergalactic, but elevated to another stratosphere. Unlimited love represents the united spirit of four individual souls still fearlessly exploring the future of their eternal friendship and musical congregation.

This summer, the band will embark on a world stadium tour of 32 cities. The trek kicks off Saturday, June 4 at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, Spain, with stops in London, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and more before ending in Arlington at Globe Life. Field on September 18. The tour is produced by Live Nation and features The Strokes, A$AP Rocky, Beck, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, HAIM, St. Vincent, as well as supporting Thundercat and King Princess on select dates.

CD | 2 PL | Deluxe 2LP | Cassette

1. Black Summer
2. Here Forever
3. Aquatic Mouth Dance
4. Not the only one
5. Child poster
6. Great Apes
7. It’s natural
8. She’s a lover
9. These are the means
10. What do you think
11. Bastards of Light
12. White Braids and Pillow Chair
13. One-way traffic
14. Veronica
15. Let Them Cry
16. Heavy Wing
17. Tangelo

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