Red Hot Chili Peppers Are in the Studio with Nigel Godrich
Published Mar 22, 2016Red Hot Chili Peppers have been hinting at a new album for a while now, slowly preparing the follow-up to 2011's I'm with You and potentially even collaborating with Danger Mouse.
That mysterious team-up would mark a departure from working with the band's usual go-to guy Rick Rubin, and now the group have revealed that they've roped in another different — and totally major — name for their latest material. The band posted a photo from the studio with acclaimed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich last night (March 21).
Drummer Chad Smith shared the picture and noted that they had started mixing the new record with Godrich "at the helm."
Back in 2014, bassist Flea explained that Red Hot Chili Peppers were looking to take their sound in a new direction and were working on "super danceable, funky shit and some real introspective, pretty stuff."
"We've got lots of songs, and we're working with an unnamed producer who is really challenging us to find new ways to come up with new music," Smith added in a Rolling Stone interview last year. "We've done the 'guys get in the room and jam out songs, everybody playing together all at once' thing. And we wrote a bunch of songs that way. And we're now going to try another method that will be really challenging for us and will bring new, exciting results for the band. We've written and recorded in a way that we've never done before, so the record is going great. We all have high hopes that it's going to take off and we're going to do something very different and unique for the Red Hot Chili Peppers."
Now, it seems that new sound is getting ready to be unveiled soon. Red Hot Chili Peppers are slated to hit the road this summer and have been confirmed to headline Canadian festivals including Ottawa Bluesfest, Osheaga and Festival d'été de Quebec. Their full upcoming tour schedule can be found here.