Foo Fighters Share New Animated Video for ‘Chasing Birds’ — the Perfect Desert Freak-Out for 4/20

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Today, April 20, is more commonly known as 4/20 — a day held in high regard by marijuana enthusiasts (pun intended). The Foo Fighters chose the day to premiere a new music video for “Chasing Birds,” a particularly tripped-out song on the band’s adventurous new album, Medicine at Midnight.

The animated clip, depicting the band — Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel and Rami Jaffee — having some seriously intense sensory experiences in the desert, is the perfect clip to debut on this particular day. Take a look:

That creative animated rendering of the Foos is the result of Bomper Studios, as well as Animation Director Emlyn Davies and Animation Co-Director Josh Hicks.

Medicine at Midnight was released in early February and packs in a few stylistic surprises from the alt/rock vets, including “Chasing Birds,” which ventures a bit into Pink Floyd territory (and the video backs that up even more).

For the most part, Medicine at Midnight follows through on the promise of something new — click here for our full Rock Cellar album review. The record has a few “traditional” Foo Fighters-sounding songs, and some of the stylistic departures retain that FF familiarity, but overall it’s creative and inspired enough to stand out from the previous handful of Foo Fighters records.

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Dave Grohl, meanwhile, has a flurry of new releases coming soon, the most recently-detailed being From Cradle to Stage, a six-part Paramount+ series based on his 2017 book with his mother, Virginia, documenting the bonds between rock stars and their moms.

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