Foo Fighters have shared a new single called ‘Waiting on a War’. Arriving on frontman Dave Grohl’s 52nd birthday, the song is taken from the band’s upcoming album Medicine at Midnight. Listen to it below.
Talking about the inspiration behind the new song, Grohl explained in a statement: “Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank as I realized 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. 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.”
Medicine at Midnight, the follow-up to 2017’s Concrete and Gold, is set for release on February 5. It includes the previously released track ‘Shame Shame’, which the band debuted on Saturday Night Live in November, as well as the recent single ‘No Son of Mine’. During Hanukkah, Grohl and the album’s producer Greg Kurstin performed a series of covers that included Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’, Peaches’ ‘Fuck the Pain Away’, and The Knack’s ‘Frustrated’.