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Foo Fighters are teasing a new song, Waiting On A War

Hear a preview of Foo Fighters’ Waiting On A War – a track that Dave Grohl told Kerrang! is one of the best songs we’ve ever written”.

Foo Fighters are set to unveil another track from their new album Medicine At Midnight this week.

The rock legends will follow up lead single Shame Shame and New Year’s Day treat No Son Of Mine with Waiting On A War on January 14. Teasing a 19-second snippet of what sounds like will be a powerful acoustic sing-along, Dave Grohl wrote: As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war. I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.”

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Speaking to Kerrang! about new album Medicine At Midnight, Dave revealed that after writing Waiting On A War, the band’s reaction was, Oh my god, this is one of the best songs we’ve ever written!’

The quotes came as he explained how recording Shame Shame gave the band freedom to experiment in the studio.

I remember after we recorded [Shame Shame], it immediately opened up a whole new area for the band to pursue: after we did that, we ended up recording the songs Medicine At Midnight, Love Dies Young and Cloudspotter – these were all songs that were just unlike anything we’ve done before,” he said. The melodies and the tone of this record is still the band, but it’s just kind of a new aesthetic. And so after we recorded the song – which was pretty early on in the process – we knew that there was this new freedom to be able to explore other sounds. [In terms of releasing it as the lead single] Shame Shame really was the song that everyone fell in love with first, and after that there was Waiting On A War, and we thought,​‘Oh my god, this is one of the best songs we’ve ever written. It is recognisable as a Foo Fighters song – but let’s not start there!’ Or there’s a song like Love Dies Young, which is, like, the biggest fuckin’ party anthem we’ve ever had! We were like,​‘Okay, let’s not start there; let’s start at this other place so that people are somewhat surprised…’”

Check out Dave’s comments and the Waiting On A War preview below:

Medicine At Midnight is due out on February 5, 2021 via Roswell Records/Columbia Records (pre-order it here).

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Posted on January 13th 2021, 1:40p.m.
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