Monday, November 23, 2015
Listen :: Foo Fighters Stream New EP 'Saint Cecilia'
Words: Alison Mack
After launching a mysterious countdown clock on their website, Foo Fighters now reveal that they were timing down to the release of a new EP, 'Saint Cecilia' at midnight on November 22.
Featuring five new tracks recorded at Austin's Hotel Saint
Cecilia (from where the EP takes its name), the EP is available to
stream and download for free, below.
Dave Grohl wrote the following message which accompanies the release, which he dedicates to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Foo Fighters cancelled the remaining four gigs of their European tour last week after the events of the night of November 13:
19 November 2015
Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the
heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems...
The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.
Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.
To all who were affected by the
atrocities in Paris, loved ones and
friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.
'Saint Cecilia' Tracklisting:
01 Saint Cecilia
03 Savior Breath
04 Iron Rooster
05 The Neverending Sigh