Out today (February 5th) is the Foo Fighters‘ 10th album, the eagerly anticipated, Medicine At Midnight. The album marks the Foos’ first new studio set since 2017’s chart-topping Concrete And Gold — which was also co-produced by Greg Kurstin. Dave Grohl‘s 14-year-old daughter Violet supplies backing vocals on the album’s opening track, “Making A Fire.” During a chat with USA Today, Dave Grohl explained that due to the pandemic, the release date of Medicine At Midnight suddenly took a more important role than any of the past albums had: “There was this series of conversations like, ‘Should we do it now?’ ‘It’s not a good time.’ ‘What about now?’ ‘No, no.’. . . Everyone realized that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. We made these songs to share and it’s time to share them.”
Drummer Taylor Hawkins shed light on the musical variety on the new album, explaining, “It’s almost like two records in one. You’ve got your disco, dance-y, groove-oriented album, and then other half is pretty traditional Foo Fighters rock music. So if you don’t like the dance-y bits, just fast forward.”
Dave Grohl went on to say that pushing the musical landscape this time out seemed appropriate, admitting, “It was entirely intentional. Knowing that 2020 would be our 25th anniversary and this was our 10th album, I decided the best way to celebrate would be with groove. What a bummer if we made some orchestrated acoustic dirge to celebrate our retirement. That’s not how I roll. I’m the last guy at the bar every night. So I wanted this to be the soundtrack to that. We all grew up loving Sly & The Family Stone, (Jimi) Hendrix, Steely Dan, David Bowie, and rock n’ roll that makes you want to move. This is the album you do the Molly Ringwald (Breakfast Club) dance to.”
The tracklisting to Medicine At Midnight is:
“Making A Fire”
“Waiting On A War”
“Medicine At Midnight”
“No Son Of Mine”
“Love Dies Young”
- Fans can look back with the members of Foo Fighters over their first 25 years in a new doc, titled, Times Like These.
- Dave Grohl directed and executive produced the Amazon.com music project, which finds the band sitting in a screening room looking at footage and slides of their time together from the beginning of their career through the present day.
CHECK IT OUT: Foo Fighters’ 2021 video for “Waiting On A War”: