The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist readies his first solo effort.

Announced on Twitter, the EP is entitled Helen Burns. Flea plays trumpet, bass, synthesizers, drum machine, piano, and “a bunch of other shit” on a recording that is instrumental “except when Patti Smith sings.”

Named after the character in Jane Eyre, Flea promises that Helen Burns will be a “trippy freakout” unlike Red Hot Chili Peppers or anything close to it.

The release will follow the pay-what-you-want model, with all proceeds benefiting the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The deluxe version will be on vinyl, with an autograph and a piece of a bass string played in concert.



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