Published Jul 02, 2020Following Josh Klinghoffer's sudden departure from Red Hot Chili Peppers, the guitarist is moving on with his new project Pluralone. In fact, Klinghoffer is ready to give us a new Pluralone single, and he's roped in none other than former RHCP bandmate Flea and the group's one-time drummer Jack Irons to do so.
Today, Klinghoffer announced he will be releasing a new 7-inch as Pluralone, offering up the new tracks "Nowhere I Am" and "Directrix." While Klinghoffer is busy recording a new full-length Pluralone album, neither track will appear on the release. But right now, you can hear them both below.
"Nowhere I Am" / "Directrix" will be released on Bandcamp tomorrow as part of the streaming site's "No Revenue Share Day." The single will also arrive as a very limited 7-inch, which will arrive on July 17. You can pre-order it now.
Speaking to Spin, Klinghoffer offered the following of his new release:
"Nowhere I Am" is one of those songs I feel has a universal message that everyone can understand, then I remember how abstruse I can write sometimes. I swear at some point, it was about something we all feel. Maybe the last verse is a little pompous, writing about walking around Paris in May. As usual, I rely on the chords and melody to carry songs sometimes when the lyrics don't offer an easy in.
"Directrix" is a song (and a word) I made up really fast. One of those times you're just sitting on the floor strumming and the whole thing presents itself straight away. When a song just happens like that, you'd be a fool not to allow it, but then sometimes I can spend lots of time agonizing over it or trying to make it less this or more that. This song always sounded too happy in the verses. I love the choruses, but the verses drove me nuts. At some point, you just have to let go.
These songs were 15 and 16 (out of 17) on the list of importance (I guess) from the To Be One with You sessions, but I'm very glad they're coming out. Flea plays great bass on "Nowhere I Am."
Hear both "Nowhere I Am" and "Directrix" below.