During an interview with Q104.3 New York, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter founder Dave Grohl revealed the making process of Foo Fighter’s up-coming album named ‘Medicine at Midnight’ from its beginning while they were still on tour.
‘Medicine at Midnight’ is the upcoming tenth studio album by Foo Fighters. It was originally scheduled for 2020, however, the album was delayed to February 5, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album’s first single, ‘Shame Shame’ was released ahead of the album on November 7, 2020.
During a recent interview, Dave Grohl revealed that Foo Fighter’s album-making process started nearly two years ago when they were still touring and then the band continued recording in an old house around Grohl’s neighborhood.
Here is what Grohl said about the time when they first started writing the new record:
“We started writing this record almost two years ago – a year and a half ago – we were writing it while we were still on tour. And we moved into this funky old house in my neighborhood, built a studio in the upstairs bedroom, recorded the drums in the living room – the guitars were in the bedroom, I did the vocals in the bathroom next to the toilet.”
Dave Grohl also revealed that they started working on the album back in September 2019, and it was completely finished at the beginning of this year. In addition to the album, the artwork, t-shirts, the whole merchandise were all ready to be released.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Foo Fighters decided to delay the release of the album for a year. The release date for ‘Medicine at Midnight’ is announced to be on February 5, 2021.
Here is what Dave Grohl stated about the release of new Foo Fighters album:
“We started making this I think in – maybe September last year, and we were finished by January, February. We were totally done. Mixed, mastered, ready to go; the artwork was done, t-shirts were being made, equipment was on the trucks – we were good to go.”
And then everything just kind of shut down. Then it was months and months of trying to decide when we would release it. ‘OK, do we just put it out now?’ ‘No, let’s wait. Maybe we’ll see what happens. A month later, ‘Do we put it out now?’ ‘No, let’s wait.’ So, six or seven months went by…”
Dave Grohl continued:
“And I’m like, ‘We make this music for people to hear. We don’t just make it so that we can go hit the road. We write these songs so people can enjoy them and sing along, whether it’s in their kitchen by themselves with a bottle of Crown Royal or in a stadium bouncing around, singing the choruses. So, I was like, ‘Right now, more than ever, people need something to lift their spirits, something to give them some feeling of relief or escape.’
I was like, ‘We’ve gotta put it out. Let’s put it out right now.’ I don’t know when we’re gonna hit the road, but we need to give the music to the people, ’cause that’s why we make it.”
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