Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of brand new track ‘Waiting on a War’.
The track, coming hot on the heels of previous single ‘No Son of Mine’, is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.
If ‘Waiting on a War’ seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Dave Grohl recounts the personal anecdote that inspired the song, “Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank as I realised that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago.”
Listen to ‘Waiting on a War’ by Foo Fighters on the Official Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.
Dave continues, “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.”
Medicine at Midnight – out February 5 on Roswell Records/Columbia Records – is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs nine songs into 37 minutes including the aforementioned two singles and ‘Shame Shame’, the first teaser of the record released in November last year.
It’s the follow up to their ninth album Concrete and Gold, released in September 2017 and hitting the #1 spot in a dozen countries, including the UK Official Album Charts and the US Billboard Top 200.