By Paul Cashmere, Noise11
Foo Fighters have released a free five-track EP ‘Saint Cecilia’ for fans to download.
The songs of ‘Saint Cecilia’ were written but remained unfinished until recently when the band set up in Austin’s Hotel Saint Cecilia to complete the unfinished works.
Foo Fighters set the release of the ‘Saint Cecilia’ EP up with a countdown clock on their website in October but could not have foreseen the tragedy that would unfold in Paris before the release. As a result, the EP has been dedicated to the people of Paris and fans who download the music are encouraged to donate to the victims of the Paris attacks here.
The ‘Saint Cecilia’ EP was accompanied with a letter from Dave Grohl which reads:
Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems…
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.
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.
Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia EP tracklisting
- Saint Cecilia
- Savior Breath
- Iron Rooster
- The Neverending Sign
Download the ‘Saint Cecilia’ EP for free at http://www.saintceciliaep.com/.