Video Premiere: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' 'Go Robot'

September 8, 2016

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' music video for their new single, "Go Robot", can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eleventh studio album, "The Getaway", which landed No. 2 on The Billboard Top 200, having shifted 118,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 23. "The Getaway" debuted at No. 1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand, with No. 2 debuts in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Shot over two days in Brooklyn, New York, the clip for the disco-flavored "Go Robot" was directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir (Zelos, Noah). It was inspired by and recreates classic scenes from "Saturday Night Fever" and features the exact same locations used in the film. Dancer and performer Stephanie Crousillat (PUNCHDRUNK's "Sleep No More") makes a cameo.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS frontman Anthony Kiedis said that the band scrapped at least two albums worth of songs and wrote new ones when it began working with producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton on "The Getaway". Speaking with Los Angeles radio station KROQ, Kiedis explained: "We had an unusually difficult experience making this record where we wrote 20 to 30 songs and it was all ready to go and we thought it was happening, and then Flea went snowboarding and broke his arm real bad."

Kiedis continued: "So we rethought everything and then we didn't have a producer and we were just sort of lost in space with all these songs… When all the dust settled, Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse, emerged and said, 'Let's go make a record.' We were, like, 'Great! We have all these songs,' and he was, like, 'Leave those there. Let's go write new songs in the studio.' So the process began over again."

Kiedis said that although Burton had listened to all the songs the band had already prepped, "He just wanted to see what would happen when we went into the studio and started something fresh." The singer admitted that there was "pushback" at the first to the idea, but added, "The only way we saw this working was to have trust in him and get rid of our old ideas and our old way of doing things."

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea told The Pulse Of Radio that making "The Getaway" was more exciting than usual. "Making this one was a really great experience and a new experience," he said. "You know, we've worked with the producer Rick Rubin for the last 25 years and, you know, this is the first time we haven't been with him for so long. We worked with this guy Danger Mouse and it was a much different creative process. And I think it was really healthy for us and as a result, we have a record that I think is really showing some progress in our music-making style."

Red Hot Chili Peppers | Go Robot [Official Music Video]

Watch the new music video for “Go Robot” now!

Directed by Tota Lee

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Posted by Red Hot Chili Peppers on Thursday, September 8, 2016


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