If there was any band that you could count on to react to recent events it would probably be the Foo Fighters, a group of musicians who have continually shown a grasp of life outside their own rock star bubble. As such they’ve just released a new EP via their website titled Saint Cecilia, recorded during down time on their recent world tour. It’s pretty special stuff, all the more so when you read the words of Dave Grohl below. Get it for free or order the physical version here and also donate to the victims of the Paris attacks.
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.