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Foo Fighters release new single, Waiting On A War

By | Published on Friday 15 January 2021

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Foo Fighters have released new single ‘Waiting On A War’ to coincide with Dave Grohl’s 52nd birthday. Although the song is not particularly celebratory.

“As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war”, says Grohl. “I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980s and my proximity to the nation’s capital. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future”.

“Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?'”, he goes on. “My heart sank as I realised that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote ‘Waiting On A War’ that day”.

“Every day waiting for the sky to fall”, he concludes. “Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do. This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does”.

The band’s new album, ‘Medicine At Midnight’, is out on 5 Feb. Listen to ‘Waiting On A War’ here: