FOO FIGHTERS have unveiled “Under You”, an aggressively melodic punk-tinged earworm sure to join its predecessor in massive summer singalongs on the band’s upcoming tour dates
“Under You” is the second advance offering from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers’ 11th album, “But Here We Are”, out June 2 on Roswell/RCA. The new song follows “Rescued” — which has generated raves including “driven by a fresh sense of pathos and urgency” (The New York Times),”FOO FIGHTERS have never sounded more vital” (Consequence),” “one of the FOOS‘ most immediate, emotional songs” (Vulture),”delivers everything fans have come to know and love” (Revolver) and more.
A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything the Dave Grohl fronted group endured over the last year, “But Here We Are” is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family.
Produced by Greg Kurstin and FOO FIGHTERS, “But Here We Are” is in nearly equal measure the band’s eleventh album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channeling the naiveté of the FOOS’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, “But Here We Are” is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.
“But Here We Are” track listing:
02. Under You
03. Hearing Voices
04. But Here We Are
05. The Glass
06. Nothing At All
07. Show Me How
08. Beyond Me
09. The Teacher
Today also marks the announcement of “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts”, a global streaming event packed with rock and roll (including debut performances of songs from “But Here We Are”),exclusive behind the scenes footage, and a few surprises — all captured in the spacious yet homey confines of the band’s own 606 studios. “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts” will premiere May 21 at 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST exclusively at foofighters.veeps.com, with on-demand repeat viewing enabled through May 24. Whether you’ve got tickets for an upcoming FOO FIGHTERS show or not, don’t miss this chance to get intimate — and LOUD — with the last great American rock band.
“Shows like this don’t happen every day,” said Joel Madden, CEO and founder, Veeps. “To take this moment to gather fans worldwide, to give people an opportunity to share in the experience no matter where they are, is a gift. Having a place to make these moments accessible is why we built Veeps and we’re honored to be trusted with delivering this incredible show for FOO FIGHTERS and all of their fans.”
The FOO’s upcoming tour will kick off May 24 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire.
At the end of 2022, the band posted the following message to their social media, vowing to continue as a band following the untimely death of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins.
“As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us.
“FOO FIGHTERS were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were — and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.
“We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you and we know that when we see you again — and we will soon — he’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night.”