Foo Fighters hebben vandaag hun nieuwe single ‘Waiting On A War’ uitgebracht. De single is de opvolger van het nummer ‘No Son Of Mine’, waar de band het nieuwe jaar mee inluidde. Het thema van het nummer is relevanter dan ooit. Dave Grohl schreef ‘Waiting On A War’ voor zijn dochter Harper, die net als Dave zelf, opgroeit in Washington DC, vlakbij het Capitool. Grohl legt uit:
“As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war. I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.
Last fall, as I was driving my 11 year old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, “Daddy, is there going to be a war?” My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realized that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote “Waiting On a War” that day. Everyday 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.” Op 5 februari verschijnt ‘Medicine at Midnight’, het tiende album van de Amerikaanse band.