Red Hot Chili Peppers lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis spoke to Apple Music and shared essential details about his songwriting process for the band’s upcoming record, ‘Unlimited Love.’ He revealed that he didn’t have a chance to edit or censor the lyrics by explaining the reason behind it.
The band’s fans will remember ‘The Getaway,’ released on June 17, 2016, as guitarist Josh Klinghoffer’s last album after John Frusciante returned to RHCP in 2019. After the eleventh studio album, the band gave more than five years of a break to work on a new album. Therefore, their longtime fans have been waiting impatiently for the new record, and it seems that the band members wanted to make them more excited than before.
Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped ‘Black Summer’ on February 4, 2022, before the album’s release, followed by ‘Poster Child’ on March 4. In addition, ‘Not the One,’ the latest track from the album, was put out on March 25. The three songs from the record received very positive reviews from music critics. The new twelfth studio album entitled ‘Unlimited Love’ will be available on April 1, 2022, and RHCP will release one more single before it.
Recently, Kiedis revealed that he likes writing different lyrics and finding his favorite ones among them. The singer tends to change the lyrics at some points, which causes him to stay behind schedule. However, in this situation, he didn’t have the luxury to censor or edit lyrics considering it would cause a possible postponement of the album. So the frontman thought that the lyrics that came to his mind first would be in the song.
Kiedis said in his interview that:
“I love all varieties of lyric writing, abstract being one of my favorites because so much has already been said in songs along the way that I like to find some new way of adding to a song lyrically that isn’t predictable or already been done many, many times. Then I had the challenge of being way behind schedule, which that’s always the situation.
The band will write 20 songs, and I’ll be like, ‘I’ll get to those lyrics post-haste.’ However, now I’ve got 20 songs to add to, and then it was 20 more, and then it was more. I had a unique situation in so much as I did not have the luxury of editing or censoring; whatever came, I had to make use of it because there was too much waiting for me to get to. Usually, I’ll be like, ‘Hmm, maybe, maybe not,’ but in this case, I was like, ‘If it came to me, it’s in the song. Next.'”
You can listen to the latest song below.