What a sweet surprise!
Foo Fighters announced late Sunday night that they were releasing their Saint Cecilia EP in honor of those affected by the terror attacks in Paris last week.
Dave Grohl, speaking in a release about the band’s decision to publish the EP — and provide it completely for free on their website — said:
“The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.”
So thoughtful and powerful.
The band, like many other performers and music acts, was forced to cancel the final leg of their world tour after the Paris attacks that occurred on November 13, citing travel and border crossing issues throughout Europe.
Grohl’s statement continued:
“Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away. To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.”
The EP, which has five songs, was initially recorded at the Saint Cecilia Hotel in Austin, Texas and the band had been teasing it over the last month — but certainly, it wasn’t expected to come out like this.
Nevertheless, this is a wonderful showing by an always classy and fan-first band. Kudos, guys!
If you want to download the Saint Cecilia EP for yourself, click HERE!
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