- 04 Mar 22
RHCP's 12th studio album, Unlimited Love, is set to be released on April 1 via Warner Bros.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared the second single taken from their forthcoming studio album, Unlimited Love.
The new single, 'Poster Child', dips into a 'Give It Away' style groove while its lyrics are littered with name drops. The references cover a wide breadth of culture, alluding to everyone from Ulysses Grant to Motörhead.
Lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis rattles off the lines at a staggering rate, beginning with: "Melle Mel and Richard Hell were dancing at the Taco Bell."
Other references include the likes of Billy Idol, Robert Plant, Parliament, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Ramones, Judas Priest and Duran Duran. The track feels definitively RHCP with Flea's rolling bass lines and John Frusciante's wah-filtered guitar.
Listen to 'Poster Child' below.
The California rock-outfit led their latest album cycle with the equally groove-drenched single 'Black Summer', along with it's accompanying video directed by The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow.
Both singles, along with the full LP, mark the first release for the group since Frusciante rejoined in 2019. Unlimited Love is set to be released on April 1 via Warner Bros.
The group's last major release was 2016's The Getaway while Frusciante released a '90s hardcore solo venture in 2020, Maya.
In a press release RHCP said their only goal for Unlimited Love was "to get lost in the music." In return, they found a freeing yet purposeful 12th studio album.
"Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt," the group commented.
RHCP will play 32 cities across the whole global stadium tour with a date in Dublin's Marlay Park on June 29. The gig will see Silk Sonic member Anderson .Paak supporting the iconic group with his frequent backing band Free Nationals. Funk Bassist Thundercat will also feature on the billing.