Dave Grohl Says Some New Music Is 'Instantly Recognizable' As Foo Fighters

By Katrina Nattress

November 15, 2020

Foo Fighters are prepping their 10th studio album, Medicine at Midnight — a collection of songs Dave Grohl describes as a "Saturday night party album." And its lead single, "Shame Shame," certainly veers in that direction.

"...because ["Shame Shame"]’s unlike anything we’ve ever done, I thought, ‘Okay well this is a good place to start.’ This should be the first thing people hear because it’s indicative of this, sort of left turn that we’ve taken a little bit,” Grohl explained during a recent interview (via NME); however, he promised that there are also songs on the album that are "instantly recognizable" as Foo Fighters.

“We had looked back on all the stuff we’d done over the last 25 years like, ‘We’ve done this noisy, punk rock stuff. We’ve done gentle, acoustic stuff. We’ve done three-and-a-half, four-minute long radio-rock, singalong singles,'” Grohl said elsewhere in the interview.

“But we’ve never done like that groove-oriented, sort of — ‘Let’s Dance' [by] David Bowie, Power Station, the Cars, [Rolling Stones‘] Tattoo You — those rock albums that would make you get up and move and dance," he continued. "We haven’t done that yet, so we went into the studio with that in mind… I don’t even wanna say it’s like our ‘dance record,’ but it’s got grooves that we’ve never had before, so they kind of make you bounce around.”

Medicine at Midnight is slated for a February 5, 2021 release and can be pre-ordered here. Watch the "Shame Shame" video below.

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