"Universally Speaking" was the fourth single off the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" in Europe. It saw release in two parts, this part (with the face closeup rather than the half body picture) and includes one b-side, an instrumental "Slowly Deeply" and a video track for "Universally Speaking".
The title track is an exciting alt-pop song, not the sort of thing you'd expect from the Chili Peppers ten years ago, but still phenomenally good. With a driving rhythm and a clever arrangement soaked in vocal harmonies, strings, and organs, it shows just how far the band has come over the years.
"Slowly Deeply" is decent, but truth to be told it feels like a demo. It's nto bad, but it's not worth going out and getting unless you need to have it. The video I'm kind of whatever about, I don't ask a rule buy CDs for videos. this one is really of quite limited value.