John Frusciante (of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) released his latest solo album, Inside of Emptiness on October 26th.
The life and solo work of John Frusciante has often been connected to mystical themes and explorations…
Regarding magical references on his latest record, Frusciante had this to say:
“Emptiness”, “I’m Around” and “666” were all written while I was reading a biography about Aleister Crowley. Each of these three songs, in their own way, are the result of me thinking about him and his life.
The title “666”, aside from being the name Aleister Crowley often signed letters as, is also a reference to the chorus’ three bars of six which are interjected into the otherwise 4/4 feel of the song (something that was unintentional and subconscious).