The wait is over. After a period of downtime and personnel change, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released I’m With You, their first album in five years, and tenth overall.
I’m With You is also the first to feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaces longtime guitarist John Frusciante.
“It’s not like we just got another musician,” bassist Flea said. “We got a guy who could be a songwriter and a huge part of what the color the band is… John is irreplaceable. We couldn’t get somebody to be John, ever. We’ve got Josh. He’s got his own thing which is really different, for which I’m so grateful.”
The record also shows off Flea’s new compositional style, since he spent the down time studying music theory and becoming familiar with the piano.
The Peppers have yet to announce U.S. tour dates, though they are expected for 2012.
Preview and download I’m With You:
I’m With You Track List:
- Monarchy of Roses
- Factory of Faith
- Brendan’s Death Song
- Annie Wants a Baby
- Look Around
- The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
- Did I Let You Know
- Goodbye Hooray
- Happiness Loves Company
- Police Station
- Even You Brutus?
- Meet Me at the Corner
- Dance, Dance, Dance