Foo Fighters are steamrolling their way into 2021 with the ear-ringing new single ‘No Son of Mine.’
It’s second track to be revealed from the band’s forthcoming 10th album Medicine at Midnight (out February 5th), which ignites the second half of the album with a lightning strike of a riff that builds into the album’s most full-on barnstormer. “This is the kind of song that just resides in all of us and if it makes sense at the time, we let it out,” Grohl explains, adding, “Lyrically it’s meant to poke at the hypocrisy of self righteous leaders, people that are guilty of committing the crimes they’re supposedly against…”
Medicine at Midnight is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, and packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:
Making a FireShame ShameCloudspotterWaiting on a WarMedicine at MidnightNo Son of MineHolding PoisonChasing BirdsLove Dies Young
‘No Son of Mine’ is now available to stream or download, or as an instant grat track with pre-orders placed at foofighters.co/MAM
Share ‘No Son of Mine’ is replete with nods to familiar Foo Fighters influences from Queen’s ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ to Ace of Spades/Iron Fist-era Motörhead to Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’, ‘No Son of Mine’ features a streamlined, minimalist chassis of searing Grohl, Smear and Shiflett licks atop a steel-trap-tight Hawkins/Mendel rhythmic frame.