Foo Fighters have released their latest single “Waiting On A War” – the new song can be heard below.
The song is the latest, taken from the band’s upcoming tenth studio album “Medicine At Midnight”, due out on February 5.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl shared a few words about the broader meaning behind the track in a statement first released by the band yesterday (January 13th).
“As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington, I was always afraid of war,” he wrote. “I had nightmares with rockets in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely caused by political tensions in the early 1980s and my proximity to the Capitol of the Nation. My youth passed under the dark cloud of a hopeless future. “
We are waiting for war now. 🖤
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You can read Grohl’s full statement on “Waiting On A War” above.
“Waiting On A War” came out today (January 14), as promised, and you can hear it in full below.
Grohl said earlier NME how these “nightmares with rockets in the sky and soldiers in my backyard” revolved after his daughter asked him in 2019 if the United States was on the brink of a nuclear war with North Korea.
“I took my daughter to school at a time when the United States and North Korea were intensifying tensions and she had seen it on the news,” the frontman recalled.
He just asked me, “Dad, are we going to war?” It reminded me of how I felt when I was her age, and I just thought, “What a fucking slide!”
“How depressing is it that childhood can be robbed of this beauty and innocence by this gloomy feeling of fear?” So that’s what Waiting On A War is for. “
“Waiting On A War” follows from the previously released songs “Medicine At Midnight”, “Shame Shame” and “No Son Of Mine”.
You can see the list of songs for “Medicine at Midnight” below.
- “Shame Shame”
- “Waiting for war”
- “Medicine at midnight”
- “My son is gone”
- “Poison retention”
- “Bird Chasing”
- “Love dies young”
The Foo Fighters continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary, with the band announcing this week that they have teamed up with Vans to release a special pair of shoes to mark the cornerstone.