RHCP’s Flea Gives Details About His Song Featuring Patti Smith, ‘Helen Burns’

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ bassist Flea shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing the inspiration behind his track, ‘Helen Burns‘ in collaboration with iconic musician Patti Smith from his first EP, and apparently, he drew inspiration from Charlotte Bronte’s classic, ‘Jane Eyre.’

As many of you may know, ‘Helen Burns’ is the first EP of Flea which was released on July 19, 2012, including 6 songs all of which are almost all instrumental except for an appearance by the legendary musician Patti Smith who performed vocals on the title track and a choir on the final track.

Recently, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing that he made this record in his guest room while he was feeling quite lonely in addition to stating that the character that gave EP its title along with the song, ‘Helen Burns’ in collaboration with Patti Smith, was actually inspired by the famous book, ‘Jane Eyre.’

On top of giving details about his record, Flea also shared the cover of his EP which includes the daylight shining on green trees that gives ease feeling to it just like the record and stated that the cover was actually made by his daughter, Clara Balzary.

Here is what Flea said:

“I made this little record in my guest room during a lonesome time around 12 years ago. It’s got some sweet moments. Helen Burns is a character from the book Jane Eyre, by the immortal Charlotte Bronte. I feel great empathy for her. Pedestal Of Infamy has a nice rhythm! My daughter Clara Balzary made the cover.

You can see the Instagram post and listen to ‘Helen Burns’ below.

Photo Credit: Flea – Instagram Page