Foo Fighters have just released “Waiting On A War,” their second video from the upcoming album, Medicine At Midnight, which drops on February 5th. The video follows the band’s lead clip from the set, “Shame Shame.”

Dave Grohl spoke about the song in a statement issued last week, which reads in full:

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.

Last fall, as I was driving my 11 year old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realized that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future 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. This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does

SIDE NOTES

  • Foo Fighters rang in 2021 with the release of a new single, titled “No Son of Mine,” which served as the second teaser from their upcoming album, Medicine At Midnight.
  • Medicine At Midnight, which is set for release on February 5th, marks the Foo’s first new studio set since 2017’s chart-topping Concrete And Gold.
  • The band has been tapped to edit the February 2021 issue of Classic Rock magazine on sale now.
  • Foo Fighters are scheduled to perform at Joe Biden’s inauguration concert today (January 20th) in Washington, D.C.

CHECK IT OUT: Foo Fighters 2021 video for “Waiting On A War”: