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Red Hot Chili Peppers display their funky roots in new single "Poster Child"

Album: Unlimited Love

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Genre: #Alternative

Sub-Genres: #funk #funkrock

Label: Warner Records


Legendary Los Angeles band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, return to their funk-inspired roots with their new single “Poster Child.” This marks the band's second released single from their upcoming studio Unlimited Love, which is set to be released on the first of April.

The track consists of classic Red Hot Chili Peppers elements that audiences have become fond of for the last four decades. “Poster Child” is as funky as it gets, with a groovy Flea baseline and an effortlessly nifty drum beat courtesy of Chad Smith. In contrast to “Black Summer,” (the first single released from Unlimited Love) John Frusciante takes a laid-back approach on this track by providing a funky guitar riff with multiple licks layered on top. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis channels his inner Billy Joel to produce lyrics and a melody similar to “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Kiedis’s vocal performance is the driving force of this track and leaves the listener impressed with his flow and rhyme scheme which have become synonymous with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Unlimited Love will mark the first album recorded by the Red Hot Chili Peppers since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium with their most prominent lineup consisting of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and John Frusciante. The release for their long-awaited studio album is quickly approaching and from the two singles we have been gifted, listeners can tell that the Peppers are staying true to their roots. This will mark the seventh studio album that the Red Hot Chili Peppers record with their long-time collaborator, producer Rick Rubin. The pairing has had a long history of recording music together and has developed a relationship, however, do not expect the Peppers to take a comfortable approach in this upcoming album. Expect the Peppers to incorporate their blueprint sound, while also experimenting with new concepts. Red Hot Chili Peppers fans have a lot to be excited about in the upcoming weeks.

Sounds Like:

  1. Sly & The Family Stone

  2. Funkadelic

  3. Sublime

Reviewer’s Name: Javier Mendoza

Date of Review: 03/04/2022

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