After months of promotion Foo Fighters are finally streaming the first full song Something From Nothing from their upcoming album Sonic Highways. The single, which dropped an hour ago, begins in standard Foo Fighters’ fashion, a mellow guitar intro with frontman Dave Grohl singing earnestly over the top.
But at about one and a half minutes into Something From Nothing things get a little… funky. You’re more inclined to roll your shoulders than bang your head to the Stevie Wonder-style Clavinet. Something From Nothing is thoroughly Foos, though, finishing in a flurry of guitars and cymbals and, of course, Grohl’s throat-shredding screams.
Something From Nothing was produced by Steve Albini. The Foos recorded the track in Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, which features in the first episode of the Sonic Highways documentary. Each of the eight tracks on Sonic Highways were recorded in different studios, in different cities, across the US.
Sonic Highways, the series, chronicles the making of the Foos’ eighth studio album. The doco series will air in The States on HBO and then be fast-tracked to Australia only an hour after its US premiere. To see the first episode of Sonic Highways tune in to Go! at 4:30pm Saturday, 18th October.
All this week the Foo Fighters have be performing on Letterman in promotion for the series and LP. So far the band has played with Zac Brown, Heart, and Tony Joe White. Sonic Highways, the album, comesd out Monday, 10th November.
Listen to Something From Nothing below.