But Here We Are Out June 2nd
“Hey kid, whatâs the plan for tomorrow?
Where will I wake up?”
Foo Fighters introduce you to âThe Teacher,â the epic 10-minute fourth track to be released in advance of the band’s 11th album, But Here We Are, out June 2 on Roswell Records/RCA Records.
âThe Teacherâ complements the primal scream of âRescued,â the bittersweet punk/pop-tinged rock of âUnder Youâ and the serene dream pop of âShow Me Howâ with a bold new dimension of Foo Fightersâ sonic identity. Both the longest song the band has ever recorded and arguably the shortest 10 minutes in rock history, âThe Teacherâ builds from an understated Dave Grohl and guitar intro, layering impressionistic lyrical refrains onto a series of crescendos, peaks and valleys, before saying goodbye in a blaze of audio overload. A rock epic in the truest sense, âThe Teacherâ is like nothing the band has done before, yet instantly identifiable as Foo Fighters.
In other previously unexplored territory for Foo Fighters, âThe Teacherâ scores a short film directed by multimedia artist Tony Oursler. Known since the late 1970s for his body of work spanning video, sculpture, installation, performance, and painting, Oursler came to Foo Fightersâ attention via his work with David Bowie, specifically his video for Bowie’s landmark January 2013 single “Where Are We Now?â. The resultant collaboration is a beautifully disorienting array of emotive non-linear imagery that transcends boundaries of time and space in its telling of the enigmatic tale of âThe Teacher.â If âThe Teacherâ is Foo Fighters as youâve never heard them, Ourslerâs visual interpretation is certainly Foo Fighters as theyâve never been seen beforeâlearn for yourself at https://foofighters.lnk.to/TheTeacher/youtube
Foo Fighters are currently on tour and will christen the Atlantis in Washington DC tonight. For a complete list of dates, go to: https://foofighters.com/tour-dates/
“Try and make good with the air thatâs left
Counting every minute
Living breath by breath