The band debuted the song on last week’s post-election episode of Saturday Night Live, and so they additionally introduced particulars of their tenth album, ‘Drugs At Midnight’.
Showcasing an eccentric, funk-driven aspect of the band, Grohl has now insisted in a brand new interview that it’s not a illustration of the album’s sound as an entire.
“We wrote loads of these songs to be performed in stadiums — these massive grooves, massive choruses, massive guitars,” Grohl instructed Spotify’s International Head of Rock, Allison Hagendorf, on yesterday’s (November 13) Rock This podcast. “It was actually form of designed to be this massive occasion album.”
“We had seemed again on all of the stuff we’d executed over the past 25 years like, ‘We’ve executed this noisy, punk rock stuff. We’ve executed light, acoustic stuff. We’ve executed three-and-a-half, four-minute lengthy radio-rock, singalong singles.”
He continued: “However we’ve by no means executed like that groove-oriented, form of — ‘Let’s Dance'[by] David Bowie, Energy Station, the Cars, [Rolling Stones‘] Tattoo You — these rock albums that will make you stand up and transfer and dance. We haven’t executed that but, so we went into the studio with that in thoughts… I don’t even wanna say it’s like our ‘dance document,’ however it’s obtained grooves that we’ve by no means had earlier than, so that they sort of make you bounce round.”
Grohl stated that a number of the tracks the band recorded collectively have been “immediately recognisable” as being Foo Fighters data. He then added that though ‘Disgrace Disgrace’ stood out it was extra a place to begin for ‘Drugs At Midnight’ versus the general path of its sound.
“However as a result of it’s not like something we’ve ever executed, I believed, ‘Okay properly this can be a good place to begin.’ This ought to be the very first thing individuals hear as a result of it’s indicative of this, form of left flip that we’ve taken a little bit bit,” Grohl defined of the choice to make the track their first single from the album, which is ready to be launched on February 5, 2021.
Talking to NME earlier this week, Grohl said that ‘Medicine At Midnight’ is a “party album”.
“Because it’s our tenth document and twenty fifth anniversary, we determined years in the past that we needed to do one thing that sounded contemporary,” he defined. “We’ve made some many various kinds of album, we’ve executed acoustic issues, we’ve executed punk-rock issues, mid-tempo Americana kind of issues. We’ve loads of albums to fall again on, so that you simply must go along with our intestine feeling and I believed as an alternative of constructing some mellow grownup album, I believed ‘Fuck that, let’s make a celebration album’.”
Requested what sort of occasion, he answered: “Quite a lot of our favorite data have these massive grooves and riffs. I hate to name it a funk or dance document, however it’s extra energetic in loads of methods than something we’ve ever executed and it was actually designed to be that Saturday evening occasion album. It was written and sequenced in a approach that you just placed on, and 9 songs later you’ll simply put it on once more. Y’know, songs like ‘Making A Hearth’. To me that’s rooted in Sly & The Household Stone grooves, however amplified in the best way that the Foo Fighters do it.”