Red Hot Chili Peppers Detail New Album ‘The Getaway’
Band previews upcoming album with dreamy new song, “Dark Necessities”
Red Hot Chili PeppersÂ have shared a new song, “Dark Necessities,” the first offering fromÂ their new album, The Getaway, outÂ June 17th via Warner Bros. Records.
The track is available to stream on SpotifyÂ and Apple Music,Â and finds the Chili Peppers using washed out guitars and delicate piano to put a dreamy spin on their anthemic funked-out rock sound.
The GetawayÂ marks the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 11th LP andÂ firstÂ since 2011’s I’m With You. Danger Mouse produced the record, with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on mixing duties. Album art and a complete track list areÂ below.
Anthony Kiedis spoke with Rolling Stone in October, prior to the Chili Peppers’ annual Silverlake Benefit show, and detailed the band’s creative progress.
“The torture about doing this [show] is that we’ve been writing new music for the last year, and we’ve written some songs that I feel are as good as any songs we’ve ever written,” Kiedis said. “[Danger Mouse] is very good about coming up with super-modern ideas, but he’ll also touch on the acoustic guitar in the control room and strip the song down to its acoustic essentials. Which is a beautiful place to be.”
Bassist Flea gave Rolling Stone a progress report in 2014, noting they’d written over 30 songs running the gamut from “super danceable, funky shit” to “some real introspective, pretty stuff.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year’s Lollapalooza, alongside Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem. The fest is scheduled for July 28th-July 31st at Chicago’s Grant Park.
The Getaway Track List
1. “The Getaway”
2. “Dark Necessities”
3. “We Turn Red”
4. “The Longest Wave”
5. “Goodbye Angels”
6. “Sick Love”
7. “Go Robot”
8. “Feasting on the Flowers”
10. “This Ticonderoga”
12. “The Hunter”
13. “Dreams of a Samurai”