Written by Rahoul Naik
The countdown to the year’s most massive and ambitious melodic hard rock magnum opus just started ticking that much faster: The Line, the newest advance offering from Foo Fighters’ about to be released ninth studio album Concrete And Gold, has been made available as an instant grat with pre-orders placed in advance of the new record’s September 15 release on Columbia Records.
The Line pairs a signature Foo Fighters propulsive melody with an urgent heartfelt lyric and rousing chorus described by composer Dave Grohl as “a search for hope in this day and age where you feel as if you’re fighting for your life with every passing moment, and everything is on the line.”
The Line is the third of Concrete and Gold’s eleven songs to be unveiled ahead of the album’s impending arrival, the second being The Sky Is A Neighborhood, visually realized as a Grohl-directed kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as massive as the slow burning rock anthem that gave it life—one of the most striking entries of the Foo Fighters’ video canon, and the first oneto score the band coverage on Space.com
The run-up to Concrete And Gold began just as auspiciously, with the June 1st surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock #1 smash Run.
With more than 2 million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, Run rocketed into the top 5 of the iTunes video chart and the top of the 15 iTunes singles chart—quickly amassing the highest first-day numbers of any single in the Foo Fighters’ career.
Check out The Line below alongside the tracklist for the upcoming LP.
Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez
- Make It Right
- The Sky Is A Neighborhood
- La Dee Da
- Dirty Water
- Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
- Sunday Rain
- The Line
- Concrete and Gold