July 20, 2011 15:42

Red Hot Chili Peppers: 'We wrote 70 songs for 'I'm With You''

Band also say that they didn't 'necessarily choose all the best ones' for tenth LP

Red Hot Chili Peppers: 'We wrote 70 songs for 'I'm With You''

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed that the band wrote 70 songs for their new album 'I'm With You'.

The California punk funk band are set to release the album, which will be their 10th studio album, on August 30. The album's first single 'The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie', dropped on Monday (July 18).

Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Flea also said that the band had chosen tracks that "filled their own space" rather than simply picking "the best ones."

He said:

What was important to us when we put the record together was to make sure that each song filled its own space and was not like another song on the record. We wrote 70 songs, so it's not even necessarily all the best ones that we put on, but just the ones that occupy their own space.



Flea added that people should not take new single 'The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie' as a sign of what they can expect from 'I'm With You'.

He said: "'The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie' - I like the song. It's a cool, simple, funky, little jam but it's completely different, there's nothing else on the record that sounds anything like it. It's a tricky one because all of the songs on the record are so different."

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to tour Europe in October and December.

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