Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal New Album Artwork
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always made an effort to include a provocative visual component with their music, an aesthetic that has encompassed everything from their outlandish stage getups to the memorably bold covers for albums like ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ and ‘Mother’s Milk.’
The band is continuing that tradition with the cover for their next release, ‘I’m With You,’ due August 30 from their longtime label, Warner Bros. Records. The strikingly minimal image, assembled by designer Damien Hirst, is a close-up shot of a fly resting on a pill that has the album title printed on it.
‘I’m With You’ will be the Chili Peppers’ tenth studio set, and their first since 2006’s ‘Stadium Arcadium.’ The album, which reunites the band with producer Rick Rubin, marks the debut of guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaces the departed John Frusciante.