Red Hot Chili Peppers return to laid-back, wah-driven funk with new single, Poster Child

John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs part of the bands "Stadium Arcadium" tour at the Oakland Arena on August 24, 2006 in Oakland California.
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have unveiled Poster Child, the latest track to be lifted from upcoming John Frusciante comeback album, Unlimited Love.

As opposed to the more straightforward alt-rock of first single Black Summer, Poster Child harks back to the Chili Peppers’ breezy latter-day funk, as Frusciante leans heavily on his trademark Ibanez WH10 wah pedal for some throaty chord work and sultry lead overdubs.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.