The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released “Tippa My Tongue,” the first single from their previously announced second album of this year, Return of the Dream Canteen. In the video for the song, singer Anthony Kiedis drops a RHCP-logo-shaped tab on his tongue, and it all gets wacky and weird from there. The funk-laden track is reminiscent of the Chili Peppers’ early years (and even references songs from their old albums) and a sonic departure from “Black Summer,” the first single off of the April release Unlimited Love.
The video was directed by Malia James. Inside what looks like it could be Austin Powers’ house in 2022, the Chilis groove on this psychedelic jam, during which Kiedis grows a third eye and Flea sports a neon cheetah-print buzz cut. The upcoming Rick Rubin-produced Return of the Dream Canteen is due Oct. 14 and is a double-album, as was Unlimited Love.
The Peppers remain on the road as part of their worldwide stadium tour, which kicked off in July and will run until February 2023. The group’s next show is tonight at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
In the run-up to the album release, the Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28 in Newark, N.J. The group will also perform on the show for the first time in 22 years.