Now, Dave Grohl is showing a different side to the new song with a dark video based on his childhood nightmares.
Over the weekend, Foo Fighters fans finally got to hear new music from the band during their Saturday Night Live performance. “Shame Shame” is the first taste off of Foo Fighters’ new album Medicine At Midnight which arrives on Feb. 5, 2021.
Grohl previously shared that the new single is unlike anything Foo Fighters have released before. He told SiriusXM’s Jeff Regan that “Shame Shame” allowed the band to move “into another territory” with their sound on Medicine At Midnight.
“That that song is not really a party,” he said. “I mean, it’s got a groove, unlike anything we’ve ever done before. And it has a dynamic and a vibe and a tone, unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Which is why I wanted to release it first. Like you want to give people some sort of indication like, okay, this isn’t exactly like the other nine records. This is moving into another territory. It’s not necessarily indicative of all of the other songs, but it does have its place on the record. It serves its purpose. And I love it because it’s just different than anything we’ve ever done.”
Now, Foo Fighters are showing a new side to “Shame Shame.” On Tuesday, they released a dark video for the single starring Grohl and Sofia Boutella. The Paola Kudacki-directed black and white video is an interpretation of a recurring dream that has haunted Grohl since he was a child.
In “Shame Shame,” the Foo Fighters frontman can be seen dragging a broken guitar while having multiple interpretive dance encounters with Boutella. While ascending a grassy hill, Grohl eventually comes face to face with a coffin on fire before falling into a black abyss of the unknown.
Despite the slow burn nature of “Shame Shame,” Grohl previously told Kerrang! that Foo Fighters’ new album is full of upbeat rock songs perfect for when concerts return.
“I’m fucking excited for people to hear it and I can’t wait to jump on that fucking stage to play it,” he said. “There are choruses on this record that 50-fucking-thousand people are gonna sing, and it’s gonna bring everyone’s fucking hearts together in that moment. And that’s what it’s all about.”
Even though live shows might not be back for a while, Foo Fighters have still found a way to bring their stage performance to fans. On Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 P.M. PT, Foo Fighters are putting on a full-set livestream performance live from the Roxy in Hollywood.
Tickets for the event are $15 and are available to purchase here. Limited edition event merch is also available here. For those of you who can’t tune in for the performance on Nov. 14, you’re in luck. The exclusive event will be available to stream for 48 hours only.
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— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 10, 2020
Medicine At Midnight arrives on Feb. 5, 2021 and pre-orders are available here.
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