Last Thursday, Oct. 16 the Foo Fighters released the first single, “Something From Nothing,” from their upcoming album Sonic Highways in preparation for the first episode of their new HBO mini series who’s first episode aired the following day. Last week the Foo Fighters had a week long residency on the Late Night Show with David Letterman – that included a tag team cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with Zac Brown Band – in support of the TV premiere of their HBO series named after their new album. Recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago “Something From Nothing” draws on the history and stories of Chicago including lyrics alluding to the Great Chicago Fire “here lies a city on fire… it started with a spark, and burned into the dark.” The Foo Fighters premiered their live rendition of this song last Friday at a small venue in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago called The Cubby Bear. I can’t wait to hear if Sonic Highways lives up to the taste that “Something From Nothing” has given us.
Listen to “Something From Nothing” below: