The American genre-bending group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released “Black Summer” ahead of their album release.
“Black Summer” and Upcoming Album Gets Personal
The Red Hot Chili Peppers released “Black Summer” on Friday, and a simple listen can reveal quite a bit. The new single begins with a slower tempo with a jazzy guitar line and chill lyrics. The group likes to keep listeners on their toes as they kick it into high gear after the drums kick in. The title of the song, “Black Summer,” is in reference to Australia’s wildfires that raged from 2019 to 2020. This is evident in the opening verse when they sing, “A lazy rain am I, the skies refuse to cry. Cremation takes its piece of your supply. The night is dressed like noon, a sailor spoke too soon.”
The group plans to release their album, Unlimited Love, on April 1. However, this album means so much more to the band. In a statement, they said, “Each of the songs on our new album, Unlimited Love, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission.” Kicking things off with “Black Summer,” this song is likely a nod to the band’s bassist, Flea. Flea is originally from Australia, so we can expect more songs like this in the new album.
More to Come for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Speaking of summer, this is going to be a busy one for the group. Not only are they releasing a new album, but they’re also going on an international tour starting June 4. Their first show is in Seville, Spain, but fans are on top of it because that show is already sold out. However, they start their United States leg of the tour July 23 with a performance in Denver, Colorado.
The band is going to travel with some other huge names in the industry. They’ll perform with artists like rappers like A$AP Rocky and Anderson .Paak, as well as The Strokes, another American rock band. With a lineup like this, it’s no wonder why shows are already selling out and tickets are quickly being sold. What is for absolute certain is that, after a nearly six-year hiatus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are back and here to stay.