According to a recent report by music website Consequence of Sound, one of the most popular alternative rock bands of this century, Foo Fighters, has announced that they have completed recording on a new album, entitled Concrete and Gold, which will release September 15, 2017.
The upcoming album will be the band's sixth outing in collaboration with label RCA and ninth studio release overall. Concrete and Gold is slated to release with 11 tracks, one of which, "Run", has already been released as a single. Feel free to listen below.
This latest album, produced in collaboration with Greg Kurstin, has been described in a recent press release as an album on which “hard rock extremes and pop sensibilities collide."
That makes sense, given Foo Fighter's front man Dave Grohl's grunge roots and Kurstin's pop music production experience with performers like Adele and Pink. Despite these pop production ties, it was Kurstin's own band, The Bird and The Bee, which first peaked Grohl's interest.
After hearing The Bird and The Bee's 2006 song "Again and Again," Grohl knew he wanted to collaborate in the future. “It blew my mind,” Grohl said of the song. “It was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”
Eventually, Grohl got the collaboration he was hoping for when Kurstin agreed to produce Concrete and Gold, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. “We wanted to make the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever," Grohl explained. "To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement … Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper’s … or something like that.”
In honor of the upcoming album, Foo Fighters will host their own one-day music festival, CAL JAM 17, which will also feature bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, and more. Afterward, Foo Fighters will officially launch into a full-scale U.S. tour beginning this October.
Concrete and Gold is Foo Fighter's first full studio album since 2015's Sonic Highways.