New Music in Rock: “Black Summer” The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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This week has been a productive week for all things that rock. In addition to, Yelawolf dropping his first-ever rock record with Shooter Jennings, earlier this week, we have also added new music to our playlists from the hybrid rock & funk legends, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with Muse and Falling in Reverse.

Black Summer by The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a familiar-sounding melodic number that weaves ballad-esque guitar riffs that quickly mount into the build-up of the chorus once when the drums kick in. Besides the lyrics being a little cryptic and us being unsure of what Anthony Keidis is talking about, there’s also an odd accent present in his voice that sounds like he’s purposely trying to annunciate certain syllables to make him sound like an Irish folk singer. By the time the chorus kicks in, the accent is gone and we are reminded how badass the Chili Peppers are.

If you were a fan of their ballad-esque rock songs like Under A Bridge, then you will definitely dig Black Summer. Besides that, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are big supporters of MMA and have been cage side for numerous fights. They even show up for the prelims so you know they are more than just casual spectators. We’re not surprised that they are such big MMA fans. Their on-stage antics reflect their love of movement and require the athletic prowess of a professional fighter. Even you’ve seen them live, you already know what we mean by that. Just one more reason why The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be infinitely respected by MMA and music fans worldwide.  Listen to it below and let us know if you hear a forced Irish accent in Anthony’s vocals.