Foo Fighters Release “Medicine at Midnight”
For their tenth studio album, the Foo Fighters have proven they’re not content to rest on their laurels. Medicine at Midnight is the most musically diverse in their catalog with a wide range of sounds. Bassist Nate Mendel told Tone Deaf that the band made a conscious effort to expand their palette.
“We talked a few times about trying to make an album really different, like radically different, you know since you’re always tinkering around the edges,” he said. “But then you get in there and the band is the band and it sounds like the band! So this time, it was like ‘what can we really do actually that’s actually challenging?’ So we worked with Greg [Kurstin] again and he’s got a deep enough knowledge of music that he can kind of go anywhere you want and to guarantee that every song is not going to have, you know, three guitars on it or maybe a bass or acoustic drums. Let’s just play what the song needs and go from there because if you come in like that, there’s a guarantee that the song will be instrumentalised, for the lack of a better word, as Foo Fighters songs usually are it’ll sound like a Foo Fighters song.”
The record also proves to be the band’s most concise at just 36 and a half minutes. Dave Grohl and the crew utilized all of the riffs they had written for the record without much waste.
Hear one of the more groove-oriented tracks with the title track. Mendel’s solid bass lines and note placement give weight to the song’s psychedelic jam:
Medicine at Midnight Track List:
- Making a Fire
- Shame Shame
- Waiting on a War
- Medicine at Midnight
- No Son of Mine
- Holding Poison
- Chasing Birds
- Love Dies Young