Single Review – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dark Necessities

Considering they have experience spanning more than three decades, you’d be surprised to hear that Red Hot Chilli Peppers found it difficult to record their eleventh studio album The Getaway which is out on June 17th. Everything from Flea breaking his arm in a snowboarding accident to producer Danger Mouse instructing them to scrap the 30 tracks they had amassed since 2011. Eventually, however, they started again in the studio and have emerged with their lead single ‘Dark Necessities’. It is notable for its smoother overtures from the inclusion and the spreading of the percussion and generally a greater space generated from Danger Mouse’s expansive production. As well as this are the familiar elements of Flea’s prominent bass lines and Anthony Kiedis’s robust melodies. It meanders a fair bit without getting anywhere in-particular, but it does have a neatly packaged hook and chorus. Scope for something more perhaps from RHCP.

Owen Riddle

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