Foo Fighters Reveal Details of New Album, ‘Sonic Highways’
We now have a title (‘Sonic Highways,’ just like their HBO TV series), a release date (Nov. 10), a track listing (see below) and cover art, which looks like this:
The album, which was recorded in eight different studios in eight different cities, includes eight songs — all to mark the band’s eighth album (and its 20th anniversary as a group).
“This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it,” Foos frontman Dave Grohl says in a press release announcing the album. “I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound’.”
Last week, the band promised some “big news” was coming today, and as many fans speculated, it’s a whole mess of info about the new album. Previously released details about the TV show, which will premiere on Oct. 17, pretty much painted the outline for the new LP. An online scavenger hunt, which led to pieces of the album’s artwork, followed last week, along with a brief audio clip.
You can hear even more snippets of the new record over at the Foos’ website.
‘Sonic Highways’ will be available in — yep, you guessed it — eight different covers, reflecting the different cities the album was recorded in. You can take a look at them, and place a pre-order, here.
Here’s the track listing for the upcoming album (co-produced by the band and Butch Vig), though we’re not really sure how much any of these song titles will mean to anybody at this point.
1. ‘Something From Nothing’
2. ‘The Feast and the Famine’
4. ‘What Did I Do? / God As My Witness’
6. ‘In the Clear’
8. ‘I Am a River’
And here’s the teaser video featuring eight seconds of Grohl screaming: