John Frusciante Addresses The New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante recently gave an interview to Total Guitar and revealed the band has plenty of new music material enough for the following RHCP album.
John Frusciante joined RHCP in 1988 and recorded with them one of the most successful albums of the band, ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik.’ However, he abruptly left the band in 1992 after feeling under the pressure of fame. In 1998, Frusciante rejoined the band as Dave Navarro’s replacement but departed again in 2009 to focus on his solo music career.
In 2019, Frusciante yet again rejoined RHCP as Josh Klinghoffer’s replacement. Following that, the band made their fans even more excited by announcing a new album with the guitarist in 2020. However, due to the global pandemic, the plans for a new album were delayed.
On April 1, Red Hot Chili Peppers released their twelfth studio album ‘Unlimited Love.’ This album is the band’s first with John Frusciante since the 2006 album ‘Stadium Arcadium.’ It was promoted with singles entitled ‘Black Summer’ on February 4 and ‘These Are The Ways’ on March 31.
In an interview with Total Guitar, John Frusciante said that the band went to the studio with around 45 songs during the recordings of ‘Unlimited Love.’ According to the guitarist, although he felt like this was enough, his bandmates kept encouraging him for more songs.
Moreover, Frusciante said they had written around 33 songs for ‘Stadium Arcadium.’ So, they had more songs than they had ever written before. He then stated that they saved their best material for a potential next album, but they are still working on the rest of the songs.
In the interview, John Frusciante told Total Guitar the following:
“We went into the studio with about 45, and then a few songs got written while we were recording the basic tracks or while we were in pre-production. You know, I was ready to stop when we had like 20; I felt like that was good enough. And there were actually three points during the writing process where I thought, ‘We’ve got enough songs; I’m gonna stop writing songs now.’
But one thing led to another, and somebody or other kept encouraging me to keep bringing in more songs. So, before we knew it, we had way more songs than we’d ever written for a record before. And Anthony was writing over everything; I think there might have been only one song he didn’t write the lead vocal for.”
He then continued:
“For ‘Stadium Arcadium,’ we wrote 33 songs or something like that. So it was quite a bit more than we’d ever done before. I definitely feel like we saved a lot of some of the best stuff for the potential next album, so I’m excited about putting that into a shape. We’re still mixing the rest of it, so there is no concrete album. But we really love this stuff, so we can’t help but think of it that way in our heads. But you know, I’m still working on it!”
You can listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Unlimited Love’ album below.