Foo Fighters have given fans another taster of their upcoming ninth studio album, Concrete And Gold, in the form of ‘Arrows’. If they keep on dropping new live renditions from their forthcoming album with this kind of regularity, we reckon you’d have heard the whole thing before it comes out in September.
‘Arrows’ made its live debut at the Acropolis of Athens in Greece as part of broadcaster PBS’s docu-series Landmarks Live In Concert. The band have already revealed bits and pieces of Concrete And Gold having played Dirty Water, La Dee Da and The Sky Is A Neighbourhood at previous gigs.
‘Arrows’ is a mid-paced rocker and one that lacks the immediacy of the tracks that Foo Fighters have already played. Certainly, it’s placing in the track listing suggests that this is the point where respite is being offered on an album that main man Dave Grohl has described as being as “…Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper.” So maybe it’s Foo Fighters’ answer to ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’? Have a listen and see what you think.
The track appears after former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith took a swipe at Dave Grohl after he compared the bandleader to a “school bully”. As reported by Gigwise, Goldsmith is still disgruntled at the way his drum parts on the band’s second album, The Colour And The Shape, had been wiped and replaced by Grohl’s own efforts.
Goldsmith said that the experience had left him creatively “raped”.
“It was a way of describing how it felt — when you put that much of yourself into something, and then without you even knowing, it is completely destroyed from existence,” he said.