Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning with their 11th studio album The Getaway, and yesterday released its new single, Dark Necessities to the delight of fans who have waited five years for new material.
The Getaway will be released worldwide on June 17th by Warner Bros. and will mark the bands first album since their 2011 LP I’m With You.
The single itself seems a throwback to the Chili Pepper’s more funky sound of old, with Anthony Kiedis’ raps and Flea’s slap bass intro a reversion to what made the band so popular during the 80’s and 90’s. Featuring harmonious vocals and thought-provoking lyrics along the way though, the new song is also reminiscent of 2002’s By The Way, with Josh Klinghoffer’s solo at the end providing the strongest evidence yet that he has emerged from the shadow of legendary guitarist John Frusciante, who left the band in 2007.
If ‘Dark Necessities’ is even remotely similar to the rest of the album, RHCP are very much heading in a new, fresh, but somehow slightly old direction, and it sounds fantastic.
Listen to ‘Dark Necessities’ below: