Watch the Foo Fighters’ New Music Video for ‘Waiting on a War’; New Album ‘Medicine at Midnight’ Coming 2/5

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Last week, the Foo Fighters premiered another song from their upcoming studio album, Medicine at Midnight, which will be released on Feb. 5. The premiere of the song was attached to front man Dave Grohl‘s 52nd birthday, and its themes pulled from Grohl’s childhood as a boy in Washington, D.C.

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The song took on an added weight given the state of things in the United States at the moment, both politically and socially. A powerful song with a slow build that creeps until a raucous finale, the song now has a music video that was premiered on Tuesday.

With dramatic overhead shots of the band performing the track in a wide open space and a narrative featuring a number of young actors and actresses, the video’s scope matches the song’s themes:

“Waiting on a War” was originally accompanied by a statement from Grohl about its meaning:

The track is the third premiered thus far ahead of Medicine at Midnight, following “Shame Shame” and “No Son of Mine.” The Foo Fighters gave “Waiting on a War” its live debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, as well:

After premiering “Waiting on a War,” the Foo Fighters also dropped the news that it will be participating in the Inauguration Day celebration for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris this Wednesday, Jan. 20:

As for the new album:

Per a press release: “Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, Medicine at Midnight packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes.”

Here’s its track listing:

  1. Making A Fire
  2. Shame Shame
  3. Cloudspotter
  4. Waiting On A War
  5. Medicine At Midnight
  6. No Son Of Mine
  7. Holding Poison
  8. Chasing Birds
  9. Love Dies Young

The Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel and Rami Jaffee.

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