Flea says the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming album has a danceable feel
Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea is dishing on what to expect from the band’s new album, and it sounds pretty appropriate for the Peppers. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Flea described the new music as a “super danceable, funky” collection with “some real introspective, pretty stuff.”
“It feels good, man, and it’s fun to play it,” he added.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last release, 2011’s “I’m with You,” was the band’s first to feature new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Flea says recording album number two with Klinghoffer is a smoother process than before.
“We had a new guitar player and it was a real feeling-out process with each other,” he explained. “We didn’t want to play gigs with him until we’d made a new record. This time, it feels a lot better than the last one.”
Flea added that Red Hot Chili Peppers have written roughly 30 songs for the new album, but most of them won’t see the light of day. “We always write way more than we put on a record,” Flea said. “We always write a lot-lot.”
According to Flea, the guys are gunning for a 2015 release date for the new album.
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