Red Hot Chili Peppers release today their 11th studio album The Get Away and their first materiel since 2011’s I’m With You. It was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
The Get Away, finds them as great as ever, offering their most consistent album in ages. They refine the band’s signature mark with finesse and a masterful dexterity. The lead single, Dark necessities sets the tone for the rest of the album. A vibrant blend of funk ,soul, and bass with new dynamics and aesthetics. Frenetic melodies effortlessly take you on an electric journey to another dimension, rich, sizzling and ethereal. The album as a whole is quieter, sometimes reflective,dark, dealing with life (loneliness, heartbreak, death..) with a production shinier but their natural punch remains in tracks such as the title track, Dark Necessities, Detroit or the rock psychedelic-infused track, This Ticonderoga. Goodbye Angels rises up, before it explodes on the end. Feasting on the Flowers is a great blend of darkness and lightness. It’s got a hip-hop flavor. Happy upbeat music collides with lyrics about the death of a friend.
Groovy staccato melodies bounce through a more organic music-inspired in tracks as We Turn Red or Sick Love. The pace is certainly a little slower on the album but it is focused, delicately textured. The Hunter plunges us in an atmospheric space ambient, featuring a mellow tone along nicely, spacey sounds. Dreams Of a Samurai has a Pink Floyd flavor. It is intricate and progressive. It also has some theatrical fragrance sparkled with ambient electronics, the choirs and the piano.
All in all, Red Hot Chili Peppers are not showing no sign of losing their magic appeal. With The Get Away, they only proved that their story is far from over. It is an impressive engaging listening experience, highly recommended.
The Get Away bundles are available here.