Foo Fighters returned on Thursday with the third single off the band’s forthcoming studio album, Medicine At Midnight, due out on February 5th via RCA.
This latest single titled, “Waiting On A War”, joins previously-released tracks “Shame Shame” and “No Son Of Mine“. Singer/guitarist Dave Grohl previously stated that Medicine At Midnight was meant to accompany the band’s 25th anniversary Van Tour in 2020, which was ultimately postponed. Rather than wait out the indefinite storm of the pandemic, Grohl said “We finally realized that our music is made to be heard” and the band has opted to release the album without a tour.
In contrast to the two previously-released, hard-rocking singles, “Waiting On A War” is a more contemplative meditation on the state of impending doom. Centered around an acoustic guitar, Grohl examines the deep-seated nature of violence in our society with the opening line, “I’ve been waiting on a war since I was young/Since I was a little boy with a toy gun.” Taken together with the other singles, these songs paint an already vibrant picture of depth from Foo Fighters as the band reaches the quarter-century milestone.
Listen to Foo Fighters’ new single “Waiting On A War” below, and click here to pre-order Medicine At Midnight.
Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War”
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