Saint Cecilia EP
In October, the Foo Fighters put up a countdown clock on their website, causing quite a stir in their fanbase. The Grammy-award winning rock band just celebrated their twentieth anniversary last year, and the music community was excited to see what the Foos had planned next. On November 23 the countdown clock ended, and the band released the Saint Cecilia EP. Their website included a link to a free download of the EP, and also a letter from frontman Dave Grohl. Grohl told the stories of the past several years of his and his bandmates’ lives. He talked about Sonic Highways, the band’s last album and HBO show. Grohl talked about its recording and the songs on the EP, and he also discussed why the Foos were releasing it at all. He said that the EP was intended as a “thank you” to fans. In the closing of his letter, Grohl had this to say: “To each and every one of you that made the past few years the best our band has ever had, thank you. You have all given us so much, and we are eternally grateful.”
As for the EP itself, it is a great testimonial to the fact that age has not affected the Foo Fighters in either song writing or playing. The five songs on the EP are all excellent in their own ways, from the shouting chorus of “Sean” to the slow ballad of “Iron Rooster”, the Foos show that they can still write wide ranges of music, and rock the whole time. Trying to describe the Foo Fighters’ music would not do them the justice they deserve, so I urge you to take twenty minutes and listen to the latest effort by the greatest rock band in modern music.
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