Foo Fighters have just released a new EP, titled Saint Cecilia. The surprise EP follows their 2014 album Sonic Highways, and its five new tracks were recorded at Austin’s Hotel Saint Cecilia (which is where the EP got its name). It’s available for stream and download here.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl released a statement about the EP, referencing the recent terrorist attack at Le Bataclan in Paris:
19 November 2015
Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems…
The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.
Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.
To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.
Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia tracklist:
1 “Saint Cecilia”
3 “Savior Breath”
4 “Iron Rooster”
5 “The Neverending Sigh”
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