Foo Fighters premiere two new tracks from their hugely anticipated album Sonic Highways released today in Ireland.
The songs titled ‘What Did I Do?/God As My Witness’ and ‘Outside’, are the fourth and fifth tunes to be released off the record.
The tracks were performed by the Foo Fighters at a session at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1. They debuted the new song ‘Outside’, which features a collaboration with the Eagles’ guitarist Joe Walsh. It was recorded at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California.
Dave Grohl and the lads must have been in a generous mood, as they shared another tune ‘What Did I Do?/God As My Witness’ from Sonic Highways. The second song was recorded during their travels through Austin, Texas.
Sonic Highways is the eighth studio LP from the American rockers. The new record clocks in at 44 minutes and features eight new tracks. It features a number of guest features, including Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and The Eagles’ Joe Walsh. Nielson played guitar on their first single ‘Something From Nothing’.
Listen to the song ‘Outside’ below.
Speaking to NME about the album, drummer Taylor Hawkins Hawkins says: “We like the way our band sounds, naturally. I want drums to sound like drums, as opposed to a drum machine. We kept it as humanly perfect as possible but nothing more. It’s as perfect as we can be, which is not perfect.”
The record was produced by Butch Vig, member of the Wisconsin rock band Garbage. He previously worked with Foo Fighters on their last record Wasting Light in 2011, as well as working with Dave Grohl in 1991 on Nirvana’s break-through LP Nevermind.
Listen to the new song ‘What Did I Do?/God As My Witness’ below.
Foo Fighters are currently showing a television series on HBO and BBC 4, also called Sonic Highways, that documents the making of their new studio album. Dave Grohl directs the miniseries, each episode takes place in a different city, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York.
The documentary explores the musical significance of each city, its musical characters and chronicles the importance of each music studio they record in.