Ohay, a new Red Hot Chili Peppers video came out today. It’s for “Monarchy of Roses,” the first track off the Peppers’ new album, “I’m With You.” The Marc Klasfeld-directed video combines black and white stop motion photography with words and illustration. The phrases scrawled across the screen in juxtaposition to the lyrics sung by Anthony Kiedis are sometimes ironic, sometimes ambiguous, a nod to the work of contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon.
Flea has been tweeting today about the video. He says, “He is an artist I have loved since I was a teenager. Raymond Pettibon’s art was first seen as part of the hardcore punk rock scene in L.A. around 1980. He did all the art for Black Flag. He has since gone on to have a transcendently beautiful and dynamic art career. Raymond Pettibon means a lot to us we are honored to have made this collaboration with him. Raymond also did incredible album covers for The Minutemen and Firehose.”