Who could have expected a new Foo Fighters album so soon after Taylor Hawkins’ death?
The record label hype about But Here We Are includes lots of bits about music’s therapeutic power. And considering the kind of year Dave Grohl had in 2022 – losing his drummer and good friend Taylor Hawkins in March, and his mother Virgina Grohl in August – and his workaholic tendencies, songwriting may have provided some solace.
“Rescued” may be something of an elegy in disguise. Bright, buoyant, groovy rock hides Grohl working through the pain of loss and inevitability of death. “Kings and queens and in-betweens / we all deserve the right / I’m just waiting to be rescued / We’re all just waiting to be rescued tonight.”
Here’s the press release for info.
Following a year of staggering losses, personal introspection and bittersweet remembrances, Foo Fighters return with But Here We Are, out June 2 on Roswell Records/RCA Records.
A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters endured over the last year, But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family. Courageous, damaged and unflinchingly authentic, But Here We Are opens with newly released lead single “Rescued,” the first of 10 songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between.
Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channeling the naiveté of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.
But Here We Are is available for pre-order now, with all pre-orders including “Rescued” as an instant grat. The album’s track list is as follows:
But Here We Are
Nothing At All
Show Me How
We still don’t know who’s playing drums for Foo Fighters. Considering his history, it’s probably Dave Grohl himself.
What do you think of “Rescued”?