Red Hot Chili Peppers dial back the tempo on dreamy new ballad, Not the One

Flea (left) and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the Continental Airlines Arena on October 17, 2006
(Image credit: James Devaney/WireImage)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have premiered Not the One, the third single from their forthcoming album, Unlimited Love.

A dreamy ballad driven by some cinematic piano work by RHCP bass guitar hero Flea, Not the One is the most down-tempo of the three tunes (it was proceeded by the Hendrixian Black Summer and the funky Poster Child) we've heard so far from Unlimited Love, the band's first album with electric guitar player John Frusciante since 2006's Stadium Arcadium.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.