John Frusciante Says He’ll Stop Making Music for Public Release
Last month, John Frusciante released his self-titled debut under his new Trickfinger moniker via Acid Test. The album sees the ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist exploring acid house and electronic music, and in a new in-depth interview with Electronic Beats, Frusciante describes his relationship with that music and how he came to it. However, he also confessed that he will cease making music for public release.
“For the last year and a half I made the decision to stop making music for anybody and with no intention of releasing it,” he explained, “which is what I was doing between 2008 and 2012.”
Frusciante goes on to say that the public’s expectations only inhibited his creativity, and as a result, he’s sitting on years worth of unreleased music.
“I felt that if I took the public into consideration at all, I wasn’t going to grow and I wasn’t going to learn,” he continued. “Being an electronic musician meant I had to woodshed for a while, so I have a good few years worth of material from that period that’s never been released.”
“At this point, I have no audience,” Frusciante added. “I make tracks and I don’t finish them or send them to anybody, and consequently I get to live with the music. The music becomes the atmosphere that I’m living in.”
Since his second and final departure from RHCP in 2009, Frusciante has added several albums to his prolific solo catalog, with Trickfinger as his most recent outing. Ahead of its release, he unveiled the album's lead-off track, “After Below.”