We have another taster from Foo Fighters’ forthcoming album Medicine at Midnight’. ‘Waiting On A War’ is the third single from the new album and it’s a slow burner.
No strangers to creating the perfect build up of energy in a song, Foo Fighters have delivered the goods with ‘Waiting On A War’.
The song is apparently inspired by a conversation Dave Grohl had with his 11-year-old daughter.
“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,” Grohl said in a statement.
“As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war.”
“I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.”
“This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does,” said Grohl.
Grohl wrote the song last year, sadly with the US Capitol riots last week, it’s as poignant as ever.
The new Foo Fighters album, Medicine at Midnight is due Friday, 5th February. It’ll follow up their 2017 effort Concrete and Gold.