Foo Fighters Personify Poignant Lyrics In 'Waiting On A War' Video

By Katrina Nattress

January 22, 2021

This week, Foo Fighters shared the video for their latest single, "Waiting On A War." The visuals personify the song's poignant lyrics, which were inspired by Dave Grohl's own childhood and a conversation he had with his young daughter.

"As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., I was always afraid of war," Grohl wrote in a statement upon the single's release. "I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard... 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?'" he continued. "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."

“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,” he added. “We all do.”

"Waiting On A War" is the third offering from the Foos' upcoming 10th studio album, Medicine at Midnight — following "No Son Of Mine" and lead single "Shame Shame." The album is slated for a February 5 release.

Watch the "Waiting On A War" video above.

Photo: Getty Images

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