Flea continues to focus intently on his musicianship — especially his bass playing. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently prepping for a massive tour behind their from their upcoming album, Unlimited Love, which is set for release on April 1st.
In a new interview featured in the April issue of Bass Player magazine, Flea shed light on how he's approaching the instrument these days: “I think about playing bass — particularly as it relates to the Red Hot Chili Peppers — as like a river. With the bass-lines and the way I want to play them, I want to live my life in a way that allows me to open myself up enough for this cosmic, spiritual river to flow through me. I can unleash it however it needs to go — like when it needs to be violent rapids, or when it needs to be a calm, still pool. However I can serve the chords, the melody, the rhythm and the harmony, I’m going to be loose and free and let it flow.”
As lifelong musician, Flea's only ambition is to improve his playing, admitting, “I want to be better. The specific goals I have as a bass player are that I want to become a better soloist, and I want to expand my cerebral knowledge of chord progressions and bass-lines, so I can be a good jazz bass player.”