Fans of the Foo Fighters have been following clues leading to the band possibly releasing new music at the end of this year, but it was assumed that it would be in the form of an album you'd have to pay money for, you know, per usual. That was not the case for Saint Cecilia, the band's brand new, surprise EP which they just released for free on their website, iTunes, and Spotify.
In a statement from lead singer Dave Grohl, he explains the decision to offer the album at no cost:
"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.
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."
Thanks, Dave! Thanks, Foo Fighters!
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