It’s OFFICIAL, the wait is finally over! The Foo Fighters have dropped a new album. For Foo fans, the long-awaited album from their sonic heroes couldn’t have come at a better time. With all the weirdness happening the past year, and oh yeah, add the pandemic, music remains the ultimate truth and medicine for our soul. Ironically their new 10th studio album is titled “Medicine at Midnight.”
Over the years, the Foo’s have collaborated with artists on many levels and individual side projects. Back in 2014, “Sonic Highways” gave us a glimpse into to the evolution of the Foo’s sound. Since then, their music adopted some of these elements culminating into today’s Foo Fighters catalog.
Many will love the Foo’s, no matter what. The collaborations have been well received by most, but some prefer their original sound. One thing is certain, no matter which version of the Foo’s you love, seeing them live has always been the ultimate sonic experience. To see them in a stadium setting, that’s where this band shines. That’s something we can all agree that we miss the most.
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With that as a backdrop, rumors have been floating around the past few months about “Medicine at Midnight.” Turns out the rumors were true. It was suspected that this album would reflect a little bit of everything and musical elements we’ve heard over the years with a throwback to their original signature sound.
“We were all excited and ready to hit the road and then obviously all the plans changed.”
SNL APPEARANCE PHOTO
As for the band, they are centered and electrifying as ever. The Foo’s are Dave Grohl (lead vocal /vox), Pat Smear (guitar), Chris Shiflett (guitar), Nate Mendel (bass), Rami Jaffee (keys) and Taylor Hawkins. (drums). Their collective vision has propelled them to top of the musical totem pole.
With the band well rested, we got our first hint of what to look out for when the Foo’s played “SNL.” The appearance came in the same week of a very trying time in our nation’s history, “the 2020 presidential election.”
The appearance was slated as a means to lift spirits, and did it. The band busted out with “Shame Shame.” This was a little odd for a first single, it is much slower in tempo than the rest of the album, so for some fans, there was a concern. The song was strong, but not what you think when you think Foo Fighters, biggest rock band on the planet.
Then, came “Waiting on a War.” This track is getting lots of radio airplay and is doing well, plus it revitalized the fanbase.
Everyone who’s a Foo fan really wants this album to do well. They believe in this band and we all somewhat live vicariously trough our musical heroes, and this is no different. NOW we have their next hit off this album, “No Son of Mine.”
This one is a banger! It’s a throwback to their early musical style, with a little Motorhead-esque and Nirvana overtones. Lemmy would definitely approve.
Look out for the title track “Medicine at Midnight,” and another strong uber-hit contender in “Love Dies Young,” it also delivers.
In the end, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Foo fan or not, this album brings it and it has something for you.
For me, I have a new instant classic Foo tune in “No Son of Mine.” I’m sure you’ll find one too, the album is that good! Bottom line, this is that Foo Fighters album we’ve been waiting for, after all, we can all use a little Medicine right about now.