RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – THE GETAWAY
Released: 17 June 2016
℗ 2016 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- The Getaway
- Dark Necessities
- We Turn Red
- The Longest Wave
- Goodbye Angels
- Sick Love
- Go Robot
- Feasting on the Flowers
- This Ticonderoga
- The Hunter
- Dreams of a Samurai
Contributed by Lauren Carney
Red Hot Chilli Peppers. A band that’s full of funk jams, and raps. So it would be no shock to the world when they announced to the fans that they would be bringing us their eleventh album. The Getaway.
This would make the bands’ second album alongside guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. The Getaway is an album full of surprises that will leave you wanting more. Having said all this, the familiar Flea bass sound, Anthony Kiedis’ rhythmic patter and Chad Smith’s funky drumming have generated a unique feel that has always served the band well. It seems Red Hot Chilli Peppers are not afraid to show us they have some new tricks in the bag with the recent release of The Getaway. The band worked closely with producer Danger Mouse which seems to have been more than just the right fit. While this album doesn’t have that normal funk fans have grown used to over the many years of the bands’ work fans will still find themselves in for a treat. It’s not surprising that they are signed by such a big label over at Warner. Is it any wonder the band falls into the genre of funk rock/alternative rock and pop rock?
The first track on the album The Getaway is in one word, unique! It is really the only word for it and when you listen to this album for the first time you will find out for yourself just how unique it really is. It is very different but still, has a lot of the fun tunes we have all grown to love from this band.
Dark Necessities has an elegant piano and slap bass sound. Need I say more? This tack is definitely one of the highlights of the album, for me and which I really enjoyed listening to.
We Turn Red: All polished vocals and corny riffs giving you the feel like you have taken a step back into the 80s with its fun turns and catchy melody. Yet was one of those songs that I was surprised by, as they just keep giving us more.
The Longest Wave a song full of mixed feelings with the words melting into you the deeper into the song you go.
Goodbye Angels is an intense and melancholic track. I feel that this is one of the more powerful songs from the album that is sure to bring its listeners’ in wanting more and more.
Sick Love is yet one of those songs that I feel is a massively emotional song with very strong vocals and fun riffs.
Go Robot: The start of this song makes me feel like I’m walking on the set of an old 80s sitcom, perhaps even an old 80s cop show. It’s very fun and while listening to it I felt like I was in a different world from start to finish this was a very fun and enjoyable song drawing you in and keeping you there from start to finish.
Feasting On The Flowers Well this song has very powerful vocals and fun riffs, slap bass and drums. Again one of those tracks that you could feel as though you have landed yourself in an old 80s TV show. It’s songs like this that make you want more.
Detroit: As this album goes on RHCP do not fail to disappoint and bring the A game with every track with both vocals and the music falling into one but each song just as strong as each other standing out in their own way.
This Ticonderoga: This was one song I found hard not to go back to and have it on repeat after hearing it. I found myself going back to listen to this one more times than I can count and I find it hard to pick just a couple of things that stood out for this song as I found the whole song itself was a big stand out.
Encore a much slower one after listening to This Ticonderoga but yet while I feel that this is a much more calming listen there still has that RHCP feel we have grown to love.
The Hunter: A song that has heartfelt emotion Anthony makes you feel as though you are there and able to feel and see everything he wants you to see drawing you as deeply in to the song as you can get.
Dreams Of A Samurai: As we come to the final track of this album, you will not be disappointed. I have to make mention again, that incredible bass and drum pulling you into the vocals of Anthony. They started with a bang and finished with an even bigger one. Fans will not be disappointed with yet another great album from this band.
After putting The Getaway out it still seems that even after 32 years RHCP can still show us some new things and keep us guessing and wanting more. It is clear they took a chance and wanted to bring something different to the fans and by gosh they did and didn’t let down. A fun album that fans will be proud to own.