Wake up, the Foo Fighters are back.
Dave Grohl and Co. play with a soft-loud-soft dynamic on the new single “Run,” which opens as a dreamy, slow burner then, as you’d expect with the Foos, quickly turns heavy as thunder. How heavy? So heavy your mom will hate it and your neighbors will tell you to turn it down. So heavy it might just feature some of the most hulking moments in the Foos’ canon.
When the rockers flick the switch, cymbals crash, the bass pounds away and Grohl hits a scream-note which will make you rub your throat in sympathy. “You can run with me, if you wanted to,” he implores.
“Run” is accompanied by a music video directed by Grohl, who seems out to prove he can master pretty much anything he wants in a clip that takes place in an institution for the aged and pays homage to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with the band portraying gray-haired head bangers who set off a violent insurgency among their fellow patients.
The Foos tested the new song in a live setting when they played a surprise gig in the U.K. back in February. Expect them to play it again — and other new tracks, including “The Sky is a Neighborhood” — when they play Glastonbury Festival later this month. There’s no news yet on a follow up to 2014’s Sonic Highways.
Check out the “Run” video below: