Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has revealed that the band is ready to start work on their tenth studio album. Hawkins gave an interview to Rock Sound before the Summer Sessions presentation. The band’s latest project was released in September 2017, “Concrete And Gold”.
“Well, from what I’ve heard from our leader Dave Grohl, he has a lot of demos he’s worked with and I think we’ll start as soon as the tour is over.”
“It’s a long process, we do a lot of demos and stuff, but I think we’ll have, I hope, a new album next year. We should have.”
Described by the band as an album where “hard rock extremes and pop sensibilities collide”, Concrete and Gold concerns the future of the United States from the viewpoint of the band’s frontman and lead songwriter Dave Grohl, with the heated atmosphere of the 2016 elections and the presidency of Donald Trump cited as major influences by Grohl. Juxtapositions serve as a common motif in both the album’s lyrical and musical composition, with Grohl further describing the album’s overall theme as “hope and desperation”.
Writing and recording of Concrete and Gold started in late 2016, after Grohl ended a self-imposed six-month hiatus from music while recovering from an injury sustained on the Sonic Highways World Tour.
Working off a set of twelve or thirteen ideas for songs conceived by Grohl, the band enlisted the help of Kurstin, a pop music producer, who had never worked on a heavy rock record previously.
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