Ah, where to begin with John Frusciante. He was ranked 18 out of 100 of the best guitarists according to Rolling Stones Magazine. Most recognized as the lead guitarist for the infamous Red Hot Chili Peppers, he has engraved his impressions and talent permanently in the rock world. His life has been a roller-coaster, thanks to his old drug addiction which eventually led to his first departure from RHCP. He eventually recovered and made a dramatic comeback, contributing to RHCP's insane success.
During his rehabilitation, he pursued a solo career, recording several albums himself. These weren't terribly successful. In recent news, he has permanently left RHCP to yet again pursue a solo career and explore other musical paths, which brings us up to speed with his latest track "Glowe", which is off of his upcoming album Letur-Lefr. The album is due to be released July 16.
"Glowe" is a short minute and a half instrumental that definitely takes a different approach to experimental rock. Frusciante creates an intriguing tune in that he uses many layered loops and effects. The piece as a whole is quite enjoyable, which was unexpected in my opinion. Recalling his first attempt at a solo career, his yielding results were anything short of popular, at least to the mainstream ears.
This track demonstrates Frusciante's ability to adapt and evolve as music trends do like-wise. Dabbling in areas where RHCP would probably not venture into (basing his new work as progressive synth pop), "Glowe" shows his experimental side and talents to make it work. Reminiscent of the sounds and style of the single "Murderers", "Glowe" is a breath of life in Frusciante's newly chosen path.
Wake up and feel the breeze.