If you're a fan of good, solid rock and of all-round nice guys Foo Fighters, then do we have some awesome news for you! They have surprised everyone by dropping a 5-track EP called Saint Cecilia today, and the cost to download all this rock goodness is the same cost you're paying to read this post right now. Yep, it's free!
In a letter posted on the band's website, Dave Grohl dedicated the EP to the victims of the recent 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.
Well played guys, well played.
As for the EP, it was recorded on what was described as a 'whirlwind' recording session, so the result of it is the band at their rawest. There's some awesome riffs in there that do remind us of some of their earlier work. It's well worth a listen to for your drive home!
As well as the iTunes link below, Saint Cecilia is available for free directly via their website (vinyl is available for pre-order), Apple Music and Spotify.