Chad Smith talks Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming album

The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently returned to the studio to start recording the new album, follow-up to their 2011 "I'm With You."

Drummer Chad Smith has revealed in an interview with Billboard, some details about the new material.

"It's only been a few months, so we're starting to write and pick up the pace," said the musician. "This is my favorite time, being creative, coming up new ideas. You arrive at eleven o'clock with something that wasn't a piece of music, and after three hours, and all collaborate somehow you have got a piece of music."

The drummer also stated that the band never compromises to do something equal to its last release. "We are always trying to change and mature, and do new things. So, we do not do something we've done three years ago. Let’s create something different," Smith said. "It will be our sound, but different."

The latest release of the group reached number two on the Billboard album chart, and was number one in sales in 18 countries, including the UK, Brazil and Mexico.