- Publish Date
- Friday, 4 February 2022, 11:07AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to unveil their new album and twelfth full-length offering, 'Unlimited Love' on April 1, 2022.
It notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011.
To herald 'Unlimited Love', the Los Angeles band just shared the first single and music video "Black Summer".
“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.
For the music video, the group 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.