Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters Just Released a Surprise New Album — And It’s Free

At the end of October, the official website for the Foo Fighters turned into a countdown clock. No one knew what was supposed to happen when the final seconds ticked, but there is finally an answer.

A brand new mini-album (only five songs) has been released by the band. Best of all, it’s free! You can get the Saint Cecilia EP on iTunes, on almost every streaming music service, or the band’s official website.

To go along with the release of new music, front man Dave Grohl penned a letter of thanks to the fans. It also included a touching note to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, telling the city that the Foo Fighters would return to France soon and “celebrate life and music.”

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.

There is also an older letter that details exactly how the new EP came into existence.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.