Review

Foo Fighters release emotionally weighty third single, “Waiting on a War” off their upcoming album, Medicine At Midnight

Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War”.

In stark contrast to its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented Foos rave-up, and if it seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, that’s because it was fuelled by a personal moment Grohl had with his daughter.

“Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote “Waiting on a War” that day,” His Grohliness explains.

“This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does,” he concludes.

Medicine at Midnight, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, packs nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes, and drops on the 5th of February. Get ready.