Arriving on Friday (June 3), the song was originally released in Japan as a bonus track on their new album ‘Unlimited Love’.
‘Nerve Flip’ is a quintessential Chili Peppers cut, featuring Anthony Kiedis’ signature brand of eccentric lyrics, with lines like “got high on pink flamingos” and “the onion never stays peeled“. The song’s commanding guitars come courtesy of John Frusciante, who rejoined the band in 2019 after a ten-year hiatus. Check out the single below.
Since its release in March, ‘Unlimited Love’ has gone on to become the best-selling rock album of 2022 so far.
The band’s 12th album topped the Billboard 200 chart and the UK albums chart and it has gone to Number One in several other countries since its release.
It’s the Californian band’s best-selling album since their 2006 double LP ‘Stadium Arcadium’ and their first since guitarist John Frusciante returned to the band after leaving following that particular record.
In a four-star review of the record, NME’s Ali Shutler wrote: “There’s a lot to ‘Unlimited Love’, both in scale and ambition. It’s at once familiar – without being boring – and fresh (but never at the expense of the band’s identity).”
Meanwhile, the band were among a host of artists including U2‘s Bono and Edge, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John who recently joined Global Citizen’s new ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ campaign. It was billed by the organisation as “the world’s largest social media rally for refugee relief”, with acts sharing messages in support for the Ukrainian people.
The band’s Flea also appeared in the first two episodes of the latest Star Wars spin-off series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which arrived on Disney+ last week (May 27).