As if Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters haven’t been responsible for enough cool stuff in the past year or so (Teenage Time Killer, Sonic Highways, Dave touring with a broken leg) they have now added one more awesome thing to the list – a free EP! After weeks of teasing a “big announcement” the band finally revealed a surprise EP with five brand new tracks, recorded from the last leg of the band’s world tour. The “Saint Cecilia EP” was inspired by during the band’s stay at the hotel of the same name during the Austin City Limits music festival. “The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music” Grohl wrote in an in-depth letter to fans. “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.” Known for their sometimes unconventional methods of making new music, the band actually wrote and recorded the entire EP at the hotel.
Grohl also said that the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th have given the project an entirely new meaning. Now dedicated to the victims of the attack, it serves also as a beacon of hope and light for those people. “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.”