You all may know by now that I am a fan of the late night talk show shtick (Jimmy Fallon IS my boyfriend). “History of Rap,” “Mean Tweets,” Really?” “Freestylin With The Roots” – If I hear it was done, I am on my DVR or Youtube the next morning (my bedtime is 9pm). Recently, and maybe I am late to the party, I chanced upon a lovely bit on The Late Late Show with James Corden, that I could swear he got from me (sans celebrity guests)… Carpool Karaoke. The discovery was made when James Corden had the lovely Gwen Stefani riding shotgun, and they then picked up George Clooney and Julia Roberts (cue brain explosion).
Well last night Corden delighted us by showing his experience driving around and singing around with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Funkmeisters Red Hot Chili Peppers have just made available a brand new track, via their official website, entitled “In Love Dying,” which is another hot release in their 18-song series of outtakes from their 2011 release I’m With You.
Check out the song here below.
The song is an almost 9-minute slice of hypnotic groove-laden ambience, driven by one of the best basslines to come from the mind and soul of their bass player, the incomparable Flea, back beated by the great tight-as-a-drum four on the floor attack from Chad Smith, the special, sprawling, relentless, endless melodic passes by guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, and of course, the almost reggae-ish, shamanic vocals by Anthony Kiedis.
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You
Produced by Rick Rubin
U.S.: CD | MP3
UK: CD | MP3
Release date: August 29, 2011
A lot has happened to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the last 5 years. Since the release of their last album, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, drummer Chad Smith joined Chickenfoot, bassist Flea went to school, singer Anthony Kiedis grew a moustache, and guitarist John Frusciante left due to “˜musical differences’ (why won’t bands just tell the truth and put out a statement that reads – to paraphrase Friends – “˜it’s just…we hate that guy’?). Now with Josh Klinghoffer on guitar duty, the Chili’s have released album number 10, I’m With You.
As I opened the case I kept repeating to myself, “don’t let me down, don’t let me down…”
Someone heard me. Loud and clear.
Stadium Arcadium had, apart from a small selection of songs including “Dani California” and “Hump de Bump,” had very little to revisit. At 28 tracks long, it was too much and a little self-indulgent. I’m With You includes half its predecessor’s number of tracks and twice the quality.