A Sneak Peek...
Do you know Saint Cecilia?
Saint Cecilia is the Roman virgin martyr and and the patroness of music and musicians. November 22 is her feast day.
A day later, on November 23, 2015 "Foo Fighters" released their fourth EP "Saint Cecilia".
The EP includes five songs recorded in Austin, Texas, at the "Saint Cecilia Hotel", on two consecutive weekends between October 1st and 11th, 2015. During this time, the band stayed at the venue for the Austin City Limits festival and they thought of recording the songs as a tribute to their fans for the end of the tour designed to promote the album "Sonic Highways". However, the combined terrorist attack that took place in several locations in Paris, on November 2015, especially the massacre that took place at the Bataclan theater during the performance of "Eagles of Death Metal", caused the band to stop the tour earlier than expected and release the EP for free online download, as a dedication to the victims of the attacks.
After "Sonic Highways" which received mixed reviews at the time, this EP received praise and good reviews, including Krist Novoselic who described "Saint Cecilia" as a statement of intent from the "Foo Fighters" on what the biggest rock band in the world should sound like.
The five songs in this mini-album are different and varied, but their common denominator is a powerful and kicking raw rock!
The theme song "Saint Cecilia" is probably the best on the mini-album. A killer and incredibly addictive tune. Signature style, color and sound that are so characteristic of "Foo Fighters" and make them one of the greatest bands of our generation. "Sean" pulls more towards a rough garage-rock that brings us back a bit to the days of the debut album "Foo Fighters". "Savior Breath" is already a fast and heavy metal piece that will surely remind some of you of "Motorhead". Then comes a twist with "Iron Rooster" which reminds us of Neil Young. The softness, the beautiful melody and the vocal harmonies with Taylor Hawkins backing Dave Grohl and playing pianoת brought us strait back to the "Harvest" days. This short album ends with another raw rocker in the form of "The Neverending Sigh". This song was originally called "7 Corners" and was written during the sessions for the album "The Colour and the Shape", which definitely corresponds with the style and sound.