After releasing the surprisingly tight pop-funk of “Dark Necessities” a couple weeks ago, Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with the title track of their upcoming The Getaway album. The new song is an even more compact jam, its bass-and-drum groove reminding more of King of Limbs-era Radiohead than anything RHCP have done in the past few decades. (Blame Flea hanging out with Thom Yorke too much, perhaps.) No one’s gonna confuse it with “Give It Away” exactly, but for mid-’10s Red Hot Chili Peppers, it clears the bar with Fosbury Flop-style ease and grace.
Listen here, and maybe allow yourself to get the tiniest bit excited for the June 17th release of The Getaway.