Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed the band are almost done writing their 11th studio album and hope to release the “super danceable” and “introspective” record in 2015, along with a world tour.
“We’ve been writing and rehearsing, rolling up our sleeves, getting in the studio and doing it,” the bassist told Rolling Stone. “We’re nearly finished writing. We’ll go in the studio sometime in the next couple of months.” The new album will follow up their 10th studio record, 2011’s I’m With You.
Earlier this year RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer revealed the band had already penned “up to 28 or 30 songs” for their 11th studio album and had already begun demoing. Flea confirmed those numbers, and opened up about he album’s new direction.
“It’s cool. It’s super danceable, funky shit and some real introspective, pretty stuff. It feels good, man, and it’s fun to play it,” he said. Flea did not mention whether long time producer Rick Rubin was yet involved, after Klinghoffer revealed in August that the bearded super-producer has not yet entered the picture.
Rubin has worked with the band since 1989′s Mother’s Milk and could still enter the process soon, as no alternative producer has yet been confirmed for the new album. While Flea did not offer an exact timetable for the record’s release, he’s optimistic about getting things out in the next year.
“I would hope that in a year from now, we have a record out and we’re on a world tour,” he said.