"This is the kind of song that just resides in all of us and if it makes sense at the time, we let it out,” says lead Foo Fighter Dave Grohll. "Lyrically it’s meant to poke at the hypocrisy of self righteous leaders, people that are guilty of committing the crimes they’re supposedly against."
To accompany the release, Grohl penned a letter to fans in which he reflected on the long wait for the album's release, and bid farewell to 2020 in no uncertain terms.
Dear Everyone —
It was almost exactly a year ago that we finished recording our “new” record Medicine At Midnight, with a massive world tour planned that would have taken us around the globe celebrating our 25th anniversary as a band. But, well…you know…
So, we waited.
Until we finally realized that our music is made to be heard, whether it’s in a festival field with 50,000 our of closest friends, or alone in your living room on a Saturday night with a stiff cocktail.
So, the wait is over.
As we say goodbye (f*ck you) to 2020, and flip the calendar page to 2021, let’s ring in the new year with a new rocker, “No Son Of Mine”.
Pour a drink, turn it up, close your eyes and imagine that festival field blowing up to this.
Because it f*cking will.
Happy New Year,
Medicine At Midnight is due for release on Roswell Records/Columbia Records on February 5, and is available for pre-order now (opens in new tab). Grohl is the guest editor of the next issue of Classic Rock, which is published in the UK tomorrow.
Medicine At Midnight tracklist
Making a Fire
Waiting on a War
Medicine at Midnight
No Son of Mine
Love Dies Young