The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with a funky, psychedelic new single. “Tippa My Tongue” will be featured on Return of the Dream Canteen due this fall. The album marks its second major release of the year and indicates the band is in the midst of a prolific phase.
John Frusciante is back in the fold and Rick Rubin has produced each of this year’s albums. “Tippa My Tounge” showcases the band embracing their funky roots. The song feels like vintage Chili Peppers but with a modern sensibility.
The accompanying music video is a trippy performance piece. The band performs in a dreamlike sequence bobbing and weaving through reality. You can see for yourself down below. When it comes to the state of the band, they had this to say according to a recent press release.
We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining. With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed. Made with the blood of our hearts.-Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers world tour continues in the U.S. through Sunday, September 18th. From there, they’ll perform at the Louder Than Life Festival and Austin City Limits. In 2023 they’ll head to Australia and New Zealand with Post Malone.
Tune in Sunday night August 28th to the MTV VMAs. The band receives the respected Global Icon Award and will perform live. According to a recent piece from MTV, the award celebrates artists/bands whose impact has maintained a unique level of global success. Previous recipients include U2, Eminem, and Janet Jackson. The Foo Fighters won the award in 2021.
The VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark and will mark the first time the Chili Peppers have taken the stage at the ceremony since 2000.
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