The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that they will release “Return Of The Dream Canteen” next October 14, that will be their second studio album to come out in 2022. Their first record with guitarist John Frusciante after more than a decade, “Unlimited Love” was released in April. Both album were produced by the famous producer Rick Rubin.
Releasing two studio albums with original material only a few months apart was something very common in the 60s and early 70s but over the decades the space bands gave between records became bigger. The main reasons were that the groups wanted to promote the new songs on the road and also that the recording business became less lucrative over the years, since the record sales are very low compared to what they were like in the previous decades.
Red Hot Chili Peppers talked about the new album “Return Of The Dream Canteen” in an official statement:
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, yours truly, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
The band’s bassist Flea also talked about the new album on his social networks, saying:
“The creative process gives life meaning and purpose! We put out a double album about four months ago called Unlimited Love. I love that album, it felt so good to share it with y’all.”
“Welp, now we are putting out another double album and this one is the absolute best of who we are, I’m am fukking thrilled that we are releasing this shit on October 14. Power to the people. Hope it touches hearts cause it comes straight from ours,” Flea said.