Red Hot Chili Peppers reveal a second song titled Poster Child today. It sets the stage for the arrival of their new album and twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love [Warner Records], on April 1st.
On Poster Child, a steady beat bolts down a bold and buoyant groove as wah pedal-drenched funk guitar shimmies and shakes. The vocals move with this tide of energy only to uplift the hypnotic hook.
The band launched the build-up to Unlimited Love with the first single and opener Black Summer. The single has already amassed over 16 million Spotify streams and more than 20 million YouTube views on the music video. Making a major impact, it marked the band’s best debut on Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart, becoming the first Top 3 entry on the chart since 2019. Within two weeks, “Black Summer” vaulted to #1 and completed the “fastest climb to the top on the chart since 2020,” according to Billboard. Not to mention, it cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Rock Digital Song Sales Chart at #1—a career first. Plus, it reached the Top 10 on both the US Hot Alternative Songs Chart and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Chart.
Unlimited Love notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. It resumes a three-decade partnership with Rubin [Johnny Cash, Adele]. Their creative collaboration spans legendary albums, including the diamond-selling Blood Sugar Sex Magik , Californication , By The Way , and Stadium Arcadium .
The interplay between the band borders on intergalactic once again – yet elevated to another stratosphere altogether. Unlimited Love represents the united spirit of four individual souls still fearlessly exploring the future of their eternal friendship and musical congregation.