Ma a hivatalos Red Hot Chili Peppers oldalon John írt a rajongóknak az új albumról (megjelenés hivatalosan is 2009.01.20), és közzétette az album számainak címét is.
A feldolgozás pedig a Song To The Siren lesz, mely egy Tim Buckley szám.
1. Before The Beginning
2. Song To The Siren
7. Enough Of Me
9. One More Of Me
10. After The Ending
Az album egy koncept album lesz, mind zeneileg, mind szövegvilágában. Az albumon szerepel John, Flea, a Sonus Quartet, Johnny Mar.
Friends and Fans,
The Empyrean is my new record and will be released worldwide via Record Collection on January 20th 2009. It was recorded on and off between December 2006 and March 2008. It is a concept record that tells a single story both musically and lyrically. The story takes place within one person, and there are two characters. It contains a version of Tim Buckleys, ‘Song To The Siren’ and the rest of the songs are written by me. My friend Josh plays on it, as does Flea. It also features Sonus Quartet, Johnny Marr and The New Dimension Singers. I’m really happy with it and I’ve listened to it a lot for the psychedelic experience it provides. It should be played as loud as possible and it is suited to dark living rooms late at night.
– John Frusciante, November 3rd, 2008