The nature of the upcoming Foo Fighters album was veiled in mystery long enough, as mastermind Dave Grohl has finally shared more specific details regarding the effort.
Chatting with Billboard, the frontman explained how the record will likely be the band's longest release, despite containing only eight songs.
Furthermore, Dave noted that he already has plans for the next studio release. Also, the band has teased the upcoming HBO series detailing the album's recording process, officially confirming "Sonic Highways" as the show's title.
"We're doing things that we've never done before," Grohl stated yet again. "And I want to say that it's only eight songs but I think it might be our longest record because, as I was writing these songs, I had to take a cinematic approach.
"Like I couldn't just write a three-and-a-half-minute long KROQ jingle and film it for the finale of an episode about the history of music in New Orleans, ya know? We really had to step up what we do. The music is a progression or an evolution for sure, but it's a Foo Fighters record," he added.
Asked about the possibility of adding horns to the band's sound, Dave was up for it. "There could be horns on a Foos record, absolutely," he said. "We've never done that before. Honestly, there are sections of songs that will really take you by surprise. And then there are choruses that you'll just recognize as Foo Fighters within the first three seconds."
As reported, the group's been recording the album across eight cities in the US, with local stars such as Cheap Trick or Joe Walsh of the Eagles making guest appearances on each of the tunes. Discussing recording techniques, Dave said that the band's been "dragging two 24-track tape machines around the country because we still love the sound of tape."
According to Dave, the given approach is "easy to do when you just open up the laptop. It's not easy to do when you're dragging two 800-pound two-inch tape machines across the country, but we've done it everywhere we've went."
Dropping a bit of a nuke along the way, Grohl added, "I don't know, man. I mean, I already know what we're doing for the next Foo Fighters record and that's even f--kin' crazier!"
Taking the interviewer by surprise, the frontman noted, "I came up with this idea a month and a half ago. The guys were, like, 'Dude, we have to finish this first.' I know, f--k!"
Back to "Sonic Highways," check out the official announcement teaser below.