Red Hot Chili Peppers Unveil New ‘We Turn Red’ Single
Red Hot Chili Peppers have unveiled an appealingly stripped-down new track named "We Turn Red" in advance of their upcoming album.
Over a sparse funk-rock guitar, bass and drums groove reminiscent of their early days, singer Anthony Kiedis sings / raps / melodically talks / whatever you call that thing he does while free associating about cannonballs, avocados, visiting Mexico and turning various colors. The "craziest thing I've ever seen" portion of the chorus pays a short and seemingly deliberate tribute to the melody and lyrics of David Esssex's 1973 classic "Rock On."
Of course, over the past couple of decades the Peppers are rarely content to keep things that simple, so "We Turn Red" also features a couple of brief, dreamy interludes wherein Kiedis either wants to (or wants you to) "paint a simple portrait of my kind" and serve up "the stories of my mind."
With the singer happily recovered from a medical scare that knocked them off the road for a hot minute, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently traveling the European summer tour festival circuit. So far, their only scheduled stateside appearance is July 30 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, but it's highly logical to expect them to announce some form of U.S. tour in support of The Getaway.
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