Titled "Rope," the song is the second track off of "Wasting Light" to be released, and the first official single.
It will be available for purchase online beginning March 1st as both a digital single and a free download with an iTunes pre-order of the new album.
Releasing April 12th, "Wasting Light" was recorded entirely on analog equipment in Dave Grohl's garage in San Fernando Valley, California. The resultant raw sound is something rarely heard in the age of powerful sound processing software and computer manipulation of studio recordings.
The Foo Fighters' website claims that the "no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of [their]15-year-plus career."
"The Pretender," the first single off the band's previous album, was released in mid-2007 and remained at number one on Billboard's Modern Rock chart for a record 18 weeks. "The Pretender" also won the Foo Fighters a Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance, and was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rock Song.