Dave Grohl Releases Mini Documentary 'PLAY' Featuring 23-Minute Long Instrumental

Andrew Stuart 
Dave Grohl

On Thursday (Aug 9), Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters released “PLAY," a two-part mini documentary series he directed about the joy of music and the importance of overcoming the challenges that a musician may face. He tells this story through the lens of his own experience recording a 23-minute long live instrumental track, also called “PLAY,” in which he plays all seven instruments himself.

The first part of the film is narrated by Grohl, alternating between footage of children taking classes at the Join The Band music lesson studio and of himself recording and re-recording each instrumental on the track. The focus of the black-and-white clip is devotion, as both Grohl and the music students gush about their need to practice and their love of playing.

This segues into the second part of the film, which shows seven Grohls walking into the studio, each wearing a different outfit and sitting at a different instrument. The interactive video-watching experience allows viewers to toggle between the isolated tracks of each instrument and the complete mastered audio. Grohl has also provided downloadable sheet music.

At the bottom of the webpage, there is a list of organizations that support music organization with the option to submit one’s own organization to the list.

Watch the video below, or head over to the official "PLAY" website for the full interactive experience.