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Numerous critics and publications listed But Here We Are in their year-end ranking of the best albums of 2023. Grohl had not even started writing said material, as the band was still focusing on touring in support of Medicine at Midnight. The band cancelled everything planned for the rest of the year, largely going quiet and leaving their future uncertain. Grohl noted that each album the band records is a response to the prior one, and in response to Medicine at Midnight, he was considering writing "an insane prog-rock record". Foo Fighters pip Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds to Number 1 with But Here We Are after intense race".

it feels like the songs are genuinely heartfelt rather than an obligatory effort made before going on tour and having fun. Produced by Greg Kurstin and the band itself, it is their first studio album since the death of their longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, in March 2022. It was later disclosed that Grohl performed the drums on the album, his first drumming credit on a Foo Fighters studio album since 2005. Somehow Dave Grohl found a way to wrap words around the enormity of his grief as he surrendered to his own impossible circumstances.But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Rumors of a new album arose in February 2023, when radio DJ Chris Moyles on the UK's Radio X casually mentioned a new album to be released in March. A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters have endured recently, 'But Here We Are' is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family.

you're hurting your eyes trying to see something that is barely there, it's quite appropriate for something dealing with loss. Amazing songwriting from Dave Grohl and the guys play so well together even with the new drummer that it is seamless, raw, open, emotional, and seamless.In December 2022, a statement was released confirming that Foo Fighters would continue, but that they were "going to be a different band going forward". A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters have endured recently, But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family.

Another song, "Show Me How", was released on May 25 and features Grohl harmonizing with his daughter Violet. Foo Fighters: But Here We Are review – grieving, route-one stadium rock - Foo Fighters - The Guardian". after that, their albums were a bit of a let down, they had good songs but they weren't great albums, something that I maintained up until "But Here We Are" came out, nothing will ever be as good as "the colour and the shape" but this album is definitely a close 2nd.The first single, " Rescued", was released concurrently with the announcement of the album on April 19. At Metacritic, the album has an average score of 86 out of 100, which indicates "universal acclaim" based on 22 reviews.

As early as mid-2021, Dave Grohl had already been planning for a follow up album to Medicine at Midnight (2021). Courageous, damaged and unflinchingly authentic, the album opens with “Rescued,” the first of 10 songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between. Words are hard to find to cover the loss of a friend a family member, a band mate, or anyone close to you in the way Taylor was to the band and this album covers every emotion along the way. At the time of the album's announcement, a replacement for Hawkins had still not been publicly disclosed.Moyles would later apologize for speaking out of turn on the subject, but refused to clarify his comments. The album is the third collaboration with producer Greg Kurstin, following Medicine at Midnight (2021) and Concrete and Gold (2017). then "colour and the shape" came out, that album utterly blew me away and I saw them play live at manchester apollo that year.

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