Dark Necessities- Red Hot Chili Peppers NEW SONG Review

As soon as that funky bass line entered, I knew the Chili Peppers were back. For those of you that don’t know, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their first single off their new album called Dark Necessities. And my word what a tune it is. As soon as the song was announced two days ago, I was excited but nervous. What if I didn’t like it? Naturally the Chili Peppers have released a, quite frankly, brilliant song, so I had no reason to be worried.


The song starts off with some speedy guitar plucking and gradually the piano and drums come in and it all builds up. Then the bass comes in. Oh my gosh the bass! It is essentially everything I love about this band. When the vocals come in you hear the familiar tone of Kiedis’ voice. There is a lot of sounds and effects on the track, which is interesting and keeps their music current, without forgetting their usual sound.

The chorus is catchy, and it features some strings. The backing vocals and harmonies really add to the feel of the tune. Soon enough we are back to the irresistible bass line.

One thing I noticed on first listen is that it is sometimes difficult to clearly hear the lyrics, but that goes away after you hear it a couple of times.

The bridge has a happier feel, featuring a piano as the main instrument. When the vocals come in, it becomes very catchy. I don’t think the bridge has a massive amount of impact, however the rest of the song makes up for that.

The guitar solo towards the end of the song is an impressive sequence and I can tell it will be amazing live. It is a fairly long solo compared to guitar solos nowadays, which I love.

Overall the song features everything which we already love about the Chili Peppers, and demonstrates the bands ability to keep up with the music trends. They are truly a timeless band. I am so excited to see them at Reading Festival this year! Let me know if you are going because that would be pretty cool.

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