Look Around

Album: I'm With You (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This funky, festive tune is set in a strip club, and finds vocalist Anthony Kiedis pausing to, "take a look at my last decision." Apparently bassist Flea spent a good deal of time during the writing and recording of the song listening to late '70s Rolling Stones numbers, and it shows. The song was released as the third single from I'm With You on January 25, 2012.
  • The Robert Hales directed video pans four different rooms, each containing a member of the band. "I can say that the band were great to work with - real gentlemen - and it was a genuinely collaborative process," said Hales to Spinner. "They were all extremely involved creatively. Each room loosely represented the band members' personalities, so almost all the props and artwork in the rooms came from their personal collections."

    In Kiedis' room we see him noodling with model Charlotte Free, his dog and son Everly, whilst a blue-haired, shaving cream-covered Flea is dancing around in his room with his girlfriend, Sandha Khin. Chad Smith is in a bathroom working a punching bag, whilst Josh Klinghoffer hangs out in his room, which is empty bar a table and a lamp. All four rooms were filmed simultaneously and video was done in just four whole takes which, according to Hales, is "very impressive." "They had a very clear idea of how they wanted to perform and they nailed it," he said. "All in all it was a fantastic experience and I'm very proud of what we created."

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