Red Hot Chili Peppers announce new album, ‘New Dynamic’
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have nearly finished recording ‘New Dynamic,’ their tenth studio album and long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s ‘Stadium Arcadium.’
The album is their first since new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer replaced John Frusciante in 2009 after Frusciante decided to leave the band during the hiatus.
Work began on the album in late 2009, after the Chili Peppers had ended their two-year hiatus. It wasn’t until the summer of 2010, however, that the they finally began recording in the studio with producer Rick Rubin.
Whether the band have re-discovered their funky moo or gone more AOR is a moot point, there is talk of pianos on the album and of a renewed commitment to the sound whilst during the hiatus, Anthony Kiedis became a father and bassist Flea enrolled in music theory classes at USC.
According to Kiedis, the hiatus and the upheaval strongly influenced the recording process. “I think that during the writing of this record I have been the most open-minded and refreshed than I have been in a long time, I guess that comes from a much-needed hiatus and becoming a father.”
“Before, some of our jams were a bit hit-and-miss, on this record, a decent number of songs were actually thought out and planned in a way we had never done before. That is, with Flea’s new knowledge of music theory, we explored the writing process with a bit more precision.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have yet to announce a release date or tracklist for their new album.
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