In an interview with Planet Rock, Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl talked about the band’s upcoming album, ‘Medicine at Midnight,’ and mentioned the type of album that The Rolling Stones and David Bowie managed to do, yet he hadn’t done yet.
As you may recall, back in 2019, Foo Fighters revealed that they had been working on their tenth studio album which was mainly based on the band’s founder and lead singer Dave Grohl’s demos.
Earlier this year, Grohl announced that the new Foo Fighters’ album, ‘Medicine at Midnight,’ was completed. The highly-anticipated album is planned to be released on February 5, 2021, as a part of the band’s celebrations of their 25th anniversary.
Recently, Dave Grohl joined a conversation with Planet Rock and talked about his vision for the new Foo Fighters album. During the conversation, Dave mentioned that he actually started thinking about the future of the band a few years ago and named the types of albums they had already done within the last 25 years.
Here’s what Dave Grohl stated about previous Foo Fighters records:
“Two years ago, I started thinking about where the band needs to go, which direction should we follow, which directions we should take the band to the next phase…
And I looked at our back catalog and I thought, ‘OK, we’ve covered a lot of territory in 25 years. We made acoustic albums, we’ve made noisy rock records, we’ve made a sort of mid-tempo sing-alongs…'”
Furthermore, Grohl mentioned the one type of album he realized was missing within the Foo Fighters catalog. The iconic musician revealed that he aimed to make ‘sort of a groove-oriented party album’ similar to what The Rolling Stones made with ‘Tattoo You’ or David Bowie with ‘Let’s Dance.’
Here’s what Dave asserted about his vision for the upcoming album:
“And you look back and you can use it as a reference, but you don’t necessarily want to revisit these places that you’ve already been. And so, of all the things that we’ve done, I thought the one album that we haven’t made yet is sort of a groove-oriented party album.
As a drummer, I always think about that as a foundation, because that could really create the aesthetic or the vibe of the album. So I thought – a lot of our favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands over the years have that one record that’s a rock ‘n’ roll record that you can really dance to.
Whether it’s The Rolling Stones, ‘Tattoo You,‘ or David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance,’ things like that. I think we haven’t really done that yet.”
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