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The Red Hot Chili Peppers return with their new video “Black Summer”

The first song of the band with John Frusciante, after 13 years of absence

Leopoldo Ágreda Lovera
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers return with their new video “Black Summer”
Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

The long-awaited return of John Frusciante to the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come to an end, and they have given us a small sample of his next album, with the new single “Black Summer”.

This song is part of the band's first album, since 2016, when they released The Gateway; and the first with Frusciante on guitar, since Stadium Arcadium in 2006.

“Black Summer”, the return of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in style

In this new single from the Californian band, not even a second will pass before you find yourself face to face with the magical sounds of John Frusciante on guitar.

His notes will transport his fans to the epic times of Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Californication and By the Way; some of the band's most iconic albums.

Black Summer, shows the members of the group, with scenes of sunsets and kaleidoscopic images in the background ; which, refer to the universe and the world of spirituality, which according to the artists themselves, represent the particular cosmic conception of each one of them.

Halfway through the video you will be able to appreciate the strength and magic of John Frusciante in action, with an impressive guitar solo, which shows us the essence of his style, the sound of the Chili Peppers and the musical evolution he has had over the years. last years.

The video came out on February 3, and just five days after its publication, it has reached 10 million views.

New album and world tour

The Red Hot Chili Peppers return with their new video “Black Summer”
Red Hot Chili Peppers announcing their world tour in 2022.

The new video of Red Hot Chili Peppers, is in accordance with the start of their world tour that will begin in June in Spain.

They will play in several places in Europe such as: Hungary, Germany, Italy, among others; then doing a tour of the United States from July, to promote his new album.

"Unlimited Love" or unlimited love, will be the twelfth record release of this legendary Californian band.

This title refers, according to the words of the musicians themselves, to the love and respect they have for each other, after playing for days, weeks and months, to develop this new sound together.

Certainly, in Black Summer you feel the mystical chemistry that the four members possess, this being the best formation of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their entire history.

The long-awaited return of John Frusciante

The Red Hot Chili Peppers return with their new video “Black Summer”
First public appearance of John Frusciante and Flea, in 2018.

After the tragic death of Hillel Slovak in 1988, the first guitarist of the Chili Peppers, numerous guitarists have passed through the band.

Other guitarists have been Dave Navarro or Josh Klinghoffer, who gave the group a particular sound, with good albums and excellent singles.

However, the maximum musical chemistry was achieved with guitarist John Frusciante, who at two points in the history of the Chili Peppers left the band; first, in 1992 due to personal differences, and then in 2009, when he pointed out creative differences with the group.

After his departure from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this guitarist would have a solo career, where he experimented with electronic music and the fusion of rock with electronic sounds.

His long collaboration with Omar Rodríguez-López, the guitarist of the group The Mars Volta, would be remarkable ; and with Josh Klinghoffer, who would be his replacement in the Chili Peppers, after his departure in 2009.

Many fans got a good feeling when John Frusciante and Flea were seen sitting together in a boxing match in 2018 ; where they were happy, smiling and sharing together, causing many to speculate on the return of Frusciante to the band.

The 13-year wait is over, and from now on, we will be able to enjoy this new musical stage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who show an unlimited love for music, and their unparalleled musical chemistry.