The band debuted the song on last week’s post-election episode of Saturday Night Live, they usually additionally introduced particulars of their tenth album, ‘Medication At Midnight’.
Showcasing an eccentric, funk-driven facet 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 a whole lot 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 appeared again on all of the stuff we’d finished over the past 25 years like, ‘We’ve finished this noisy, punk rock stuff. We’ve finished mild, acoustic stuff. We’ve finished three-and-a-half, four-minute lengthy radio-rock, singalong singles.”
He continued: “However we’ve by no means finished like that groove-oriented, form of — ‘Let’s Dance'[by] David Bowie, Energy Station, the Cars, [Rolling Stones‘] Tattoo You — these rock albums that may make you rise up and transfer and dance. We haven’t finished that but, so we went into the studio with that in thoughts… I don’t even wanna say it’s like our ‘dance document,’ but it surely’s received grooves that we’ve by no means had earlier than, so that they type of make you bounce round.”
Grohl stated that a few 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 ‘Medication At Midnight’ versus the general route of its sound.
“However as a result of it’s in contrast to something we’ve ever finished, I believed, ‘Okay properly this can be a good place to begin.’ This must be the very first thing folks hear as a result of it’s indicative of this, form of left flip that we’ve taken a bit bit,” Grohl defined of the choice to make the music their first single from the album, which is about 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 wished to do one thing that sounded contemporary,” he defined. “We’ve made some many various kinds of album, we’ve finished acoustic issues, we’ve finished punk-rock issues, mid-tempo Americana kind of issues. We have now a whole lot of albums to fall again on, so that you simply should go along with our intestine feeling and I believed as an alternative of creating some mellow grownup album, I believed ‘Fuck that, let’s make a celebration album’.”
Requested what sort of occasion, he answered: “Lots of our favorite data have these massive grooves and riffs. I hate to name it a funk or dance document, but it surely’s extra energetic in a whole lot of methods than something we’ve ever finished and it was actually designed to be that Saturday night time occasion album. It was written and sequenced in a approach that you simply 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 way in which that the Foo Fighters do it.”