Red Hot Chili Peppers have unveiled a new song called “We Turn Red,” the third track the band has previewed from its 11th studio album, The Getaway. The set arrives in stores next Friday (June 17th). “We Turn Red” alternates between funky and contemplative passages and follows the first two cuts issued from The Getaway, “Dark Necessities” and the title track.

Bassist Flea told us that making the new record was more exciting than usual: [“Making this one was a really great experience and a new experience. You know, we’ve worked with the producer Rick Rubin for the last 25 years and, you know, this is the first time we haven’t been with him for so long. We worked with this guy Danger Mouse and it was a much different creative process. And I think it was really healthy for us and as a result, we have a record that I think is really showing some progress in our music-making style.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . music-making style.)

  • Prior to the album’s release, the Chili Peppers are slated to join James Corden on The Late Late Show for “Carpool Karaoke” on June 13th.
  • The band recently filmed a music video for “Dark Necessities” with actress Olivia Wilde directing.
  • The Chili Peppers are currently in the midst of European festival season, but will play several Canadian festivals next month before headlining Chicago’sLollapalooza on July 30th.

CHECK IT OUT: Here’s the new Chili Peppers song, “We Turn Red”:

INTERNET COMMENTS at Consequence Of Sound — agree or not?

MungFace wrote: “this is WAY better than Dark Necessities. i wish keidis wasn’t doing so many of his tropes, but the music is really good.”

Adam Lubicz wrote: “Chad’s drums are great on here.”

Bob wrote: “Anthony’s vocals are ruining these songs.”

Brick Pudding wrote: “You mean like on every single song they’ve ever done?”