Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea has announced that the group are gearing up to record a “super danceable” new album, which will hopefully be out within the next year.
It will be the funk rockers’ first album since I’m With You, released three years ago.
The 2011 record had mixed reviews, Kerrang gave it 4/5 stars, while in Pitchfork it only received 4/10.
Flea explained that this time round the recording experience has been completely different, having jammed a lot more with band’s new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Flea said, “We had a new guitar player [Josh Klinghoffer] and it was a real feeling-out process with each other. 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.”
“We’ve been writing and rehearsing, rolling up our sleeves, getting in the studio and doing it. We’re nearly finished writing. We’ll go in the studio sometime in the next couple of months.”
“It’s cool. It’s super danceable, funky shit and some real introspective, pretty stuff. It feels good, man, and it’s fun to play it. I would hope that in a year from now, we have a record out and we’re on a world tour.”
There has still been no confirmation whether long-time producer Rick Rubin will be producing the upcoming record. Rubin has worked on all the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s LPs since Mother’s Milk in 1989.