Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared a new song, “Dark Necessities,” the first offering from their new album, The Getaway, out June 17th via Warner Bros. Records.
“Dark Necessities” is also available as an instant download for those who pre-order The Getaway. The record will be released as a double vinyl LP (limited to 5,000 copies worldwide) as well as CD; pre-orders also come with a cassette single of “Dark Necessities.”
The Getaway marks the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 11th LP and first 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 are 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”