Dave Grohl is pleased with Foo Fighters‘ musical variety in the case of making information. And he is so assured with it that he just lately mentioned the act might go loss of life steel — or, on the alternative finish of the spectrum, flip into soft-rock balladeers — if the band he is led for 25 years have been desirous about doing so.
However as a substitute of settling into “some mellow grownup” groove (or loss of life steel, for that matter) on the band’s upcoming tenth album, Medicine at Midnight, the rocker as a substitute mentioned, “Fuck that, let’s make a celebration album.”
That is what Grohl informed NME in a brand new interview that emerged Monday (Nov. 9) after Foo Fighters carried out on a Dave Chappelle-hosted Saturday Night time Reside over the weekend. The Foos dropped their imminent effort’s first single, “Shame Shame,” on the identical day because the late-night tv look.
“Because it’s our tenth document and twenty fifth anniversary, we determined years in the past that we needed to do one thing that sounded recent,” the musician defined to the British music magazine, as identified by Louder. “We have made some many various kinds of album[s], we have finished acoustic issues, we have finished punk-rock issues, mid-tempo Americana sort of issues. Now we have lots of albums to fall again on, so that you simply need to go along with our intestine feeling.”
However it was in a separate chat with Sirius XM that Grohl dropped the nugget about Foo Fighters’ capability for loss of life steel — or for turning into the kind of mild pop practitioners helmed by Karen and Richard Carpenter within the ’70s. (Watch an excerpt from that interview down towards the underside of this put up.)
“I truthfully suppose we’re able to doing nearly something,” the Foos’ bandleader informed the SiriusXM channel Alt Nation. “So, if we put our minds to it, we will sort of chameleon and switch right into a loss of life steel band or we might be just like the Carpenters. So, we simply need to determine, come collectively and make the choice, like, ‘All proper, which manner we need to go? … Which manner are we going to show the wheel?’ And this time we did it to make this social gathering document.”
Talking to the satellite tv for pc radio station, Grohl once more namedropped David Bowie when describing the Foo Fighters’ sound this time round. He talked about that he and his bandmates all “grew up loving rock ‘n’ roll information you may bounce round to, like the Cars, or David Bowie’s Let’s Dance or the Energy Station or the Stone‘ Tattoo You.”
It is not the primary time Grohl has cited that specific Bowie album as having a artistic influence on Drugs at Midnight. He first introduced it up in an interview with his mother from earlier this year.
“It is stuffed with anthemic, big, sing-along rock songs,” the musician mentioned in Could of the forthcoming Foo Fighters full-length. “It is bizarre as a result of it is nearly like a dance document — not like an EDM, disco, fashionable dance document. It is obtained groove, man. To me, it is like our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance document.”
Foo Fighters’ Drugs at Midnight arrives on Feb. 5, 2021.
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