We didn't realize how ready we were for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' comeback until "Dark Necessities" dropped. With the very solid song came the announcement that The Getaway, the group's 11th studio album and first one since 2011's I'm With You, is due June 17.
Now it's title track time. We're guessing "The Getaway" might play a big part in soundtracking your long weekend. Listen above to find out.
Kickass jam, right? The Chili Peppers definitely haven't lost it, sounding locked all the way in with each other. And based on these first two songs—which are also the first two on the album—the new LP's Danger Mouse production and mixdown from Radiohead co-conspirator Nigel Godrich are promising to slay.
RHCP singer Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized earlier this month for an intestinal flu. He's since gotten well enough to perform a few shows. Before the band's May 22 headlining set at the Rock on the Range festival, Kiedis told ET Canada:
“I feel good. Not great, but good. I think I had to get sick to take a look at myself and get to the causes and conditions of my overall health. I push pretty hard sometimes and I do take my health for granted on a certain level because I feel strong and capable. I surf most days and I like to charge, but every now and then, the body is like, ‘You’re doing something wrong, either fix it or we’re gonna let you know about it.’ And I think that my body let me know that I had to change my ways a little bit.”
Next, watch Fuse's archival chat with Chad Smith: