Foo Fighters surprised fans late Sunday night with the release of a new EP titled “Saint Cecilia.” The 5 song album was recorded at the Saint Cecilia Hotel in Austin, Texas as a thank you to all their fans and as a celebration of life and music. After having to cancel the rest of their European tour in lieu of the attacks on Paris, frontman Dave Grohl shared a touching letter dedicated to the victims of the November 13 terrorists attacks.
“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” detailed Grohl on their site.
“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,” adding, “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.”
Fans can download the EP for free on www.saintceciliaep.com/ as well as pre-order a vinyl copy. You can also stream it on Spotify and listen to it below: