It's been generally assumed the Red Hot Chili Peppers are at work on a new album; now we know they are for sure.
The group has posted a new Instagram video (embedded below) showing all four members in the studio, with a few snippets of music amidst them images of Flea playing bass, drummer Chad Smith nodding and various studio equipment. The album will be the follow-up to 2011's "I'm With You," which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold.
The quartet has not said yet who will be producing the project, but Smith tells us that's a decision that is usually made after the songwriting process begins:
"The songs and our ideas kind of dictate that, and that comes down the road a little bit until we start seeing how the songs take shape and stuff. That always is part of the process as well but, yeah, we'll figure it out."
The group was last seen together on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," joining Smith in his comedic drum-off with actor Will Ferrell. Flea is also working on a memoir and recorded with members of the Mars Volta in a side project called Antemasque.