Dave Grohl is celebrating his 52nd birthday with new music.
Last week, in celebration of Dave Grohl’s birthday, the Foo Fighters released their latest single “Waiting on a War”, the third from their upcoming album Medicine At Midnight.
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On Tuesday, the band followed it up with a poignant music video for the song, featuring a group of kids isolated in an abandoned urban area, eventually striking back against the society that’s suppressing them.
The melodic opus builds up patiently to one of the Foo Fighters’ signature rave-ups.
“Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago,” Grohl says of the song.
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“I wrote ‘Waiting on a War’ that day. 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. We all do,” he continues. “This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”
Grohl and the Foo Fighters will also be continuing the birthday celebration with a debut performance of “Waiting on a War” on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”