Foo Fighters Tease Forthcoming Album With New Song
Waiting on a War' is the third single from the Foo Fighters upcoming 10th studio album 'Medicine at Midnight' (due to drop on Feb 5).
The song, penned by the Fooey's main man Dave Grohl is written for his daughter Harper.
The anthemic like, mostly acoustic song came about after what Grohl describes as a, "disheartening conversation" he had with his young daughter Harper in late 2020, which reminded him of his own fears of nuclear annihilation when he was her age.
"Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, 'Daddy, is there going to be a war?,'" Grohl said.
"My heart sank as I realised that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote 'Waiting on a War' that day.
"Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do."
The founding member of the Foo Fighters believes, his daughter Harper, he said, "deserves a future, just as every child does."
The pain, fear and hope Grohl talks about feeds the song's simple, but high-impact lyrics, which open with the lines, "I've been waiting on a war since I was young."
The new song was produced by Greg Kurstin, which is mostly acoustic guitar, strings with subtle bass and drums. 'Waiting on a War' picks up the pace and intensifies through the second verse, before the final minute explodes into an authentic Fooey's rager, as it charges to a frenzied conclusion.
It follows on the heels of previous singles "No Son of Mine" and "Shame Shame."
Listen to Foo Fighters – ‘Waiting On A War’ now playing on ROQ FM.
*Photo courtesy of Andreas Neumann