Red Hot Chili Peppers release new single 'Black Summer'

music news 08/02/2022

Red Hot Chili Peppers have just released a new single, 'Black Summer', from their upcoming album, 'Unlimited Love'.

The track notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011.

In an official press release, the band 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...

"Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe.

"On lead track 'Black Summer,' ethereal guitar underlines introspective lyrics as the rhythm unlocks a hypnotic drum groove highlighted by evocative bass.

"It quietly inhales only to exhale with a massive refrain, “It’s been a long time since I made a new friend, waiting on another black summer to end,” before a guitar solo echoes to the heavens and back."

Unlimited Love is out April 1st.