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Hear Foo Fighters search for peace in their new song "Waiting On A War"

As promised, Foo Fighters unveiled their timely new song “Waiting On A War” on Thursday.

The new track is off of their forthcoming 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight.

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2021 has already been a big year for Foo Fighters. Along with ringing in the New Year with their recent song “No Son Of Mine,” Foo Fighters just announced a limited edition collab with Vans in celebration of their 25th anniversary as a band.

However, next month, things are going to get even more exciting for Foo Fighters. On Feb. 5, they are releasing their 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight which includes the lead single “Shame Shame” and its nightmarish video.

Now, Foo Fighters are giving fans another taste of their forthcoming album with “Waiting On A War.” The song, which the band teased earlier this week, is an autobiographical piece from Dave Grohl.

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“As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war,” he says. “I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.”

After having a very difficult, yet timely, conversation with his daughter, Grohl went on to write “Waiting On A War.”

“Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago,” he says. “I wrote ‘Waiting on a War’ that day. Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do. This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”

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Previously, Grohl revealed that Medicine At Midnight is a critical release in Foo Fighters’ decades-spanning career.

“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs,” he said. “[It’s] kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It’s got groove. To me, it’s our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record.”

Along with Foo Fighters’ upcoming album, Taylor Hawkins has been busy in the studio with a few other familiar faces. Producer Andrew Watt recently shared that Hawkins is among the musicians working on Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album. Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo and the Red Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith are also part of Ozzy’s studio band.

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“Waiting On A War” arrived on Thursday, Jan. 14 which is coincidentally Dave Grohl’s birthday. The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman officially turned 52 years old this year. Fellow musicians, fans and friends took to social media to help celebrate the special day.

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Medicine At Midnight arrives on Feb. 5 and pre-orders are available here.

What are your reactions to Foo Fighters’ new song? Which song off of Medicine At Midnight has been your favorite so far? Let us know in the comments below.