It looks like 2014 is going to be a big year for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kicking off the year back in January with a stellar Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, the band had begun placing themselves back into the limelight. Now it’s a little clearer just as to why.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers official Instagram account posted a new video on June 3rd featuring clips of the inside of a recording studio as well as the band working on some new material.
Drummer Chad Smith revealed officially that the band is currently (FINALLY) working on a follow-up to 2011’s smash album I’m With You. Smith told Billboard: “This is my favorite time, being creative, coming up with ideas. You go there at 11 o’clock with something that wasn’t a piece of music, everyone collaborates on something, three hours later you’ve got something that’s a piece of music that wasn’t there before.” He also said that it’s only been a few months since the band hit the studio again so they are just starting to “get in the groove of things”. As expected it’s too early for any hints about the sound or style of the new album but Smith assured interviewers that the band is continuing their constant effort to change and grow. “We’re gonna make something different. And you never know what that is going to be.”
There have been no announcements about a possible producer for this currently untitled mystery studio album but it’s not something that’s new for the band. Smith was quoted saying: “The songs and our ideas kind of dictate [who the producer will be], and that comes down the road a little bit until we start seeing how the songs take shape and stuff, so that always is part of the process as well.”
In the past the band has frequently turned to long-time producer Rick Rubin who has been teaming up with RHCP since 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik, but of course anything (and anyone) is possible at this time.