Foo Fighters played “Learn to Fly” as part of the 9-hour ‘Georgia Comes Alive’ concert that liberal musicians did to promote the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff election in January as they seek to have the Democrats take over the United States Senate. Dave Matthews Band and other big names also performed at the digital concert over the weekend.
The Foos are set to release their new album Medicine at Midnight in February, with Dave Grohl telling NME, “Since it’s our tenth record and 25th anniversary, we decided years ago that we wanted to do something that sounded fresh.
We’ve made some many different types of album, we’ve done acoustic things, we’ve done punk-rock things, mid-tempo Americana type of things. We have a lot of albums to fall back on, so you just have to go with our gut feeling and I thought instead of making some mellow adult album, I thought ‘Fuck that, let’s make a party album’.”
He added, “A lot of our favourite records have these big grooves and riffs. I hate to call it a funk or dance record, but it’s more energetic in a lot of ways than anything we’ve ever done and it was really designed to be that Saturday night party album.
It was written and sequenced in a way that you put on, and nine songs later you’ll just put it on again. Y’know, songs like ‘Making A Fire’. To me that’s rooted in Sly & The Family Stone grooves, but amplified in the way that the Foo Fighters do it.”
Foo Fighters were set to tour in 2020 to celebrate their 25th anniversary, but they were forced to postpone plans to 2021 due to the pandemic.