Foo Fighters Announce First New Album Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death

Dave Grohl in concert with Foo Fighters.
Dave Grohl in concert with Foo Fighters. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9646659j)

Foo Fighters have been teasing new material on social media in the past few weeks and they finally made it official. Their eleventh studio album But Here We Are is coming our way this spring and marks their first release since the death of their longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Foo Fighters released a lengthy statement detailing their upcoming album and described it as a brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything they endured over the last year.

But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship, and family… Informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago,” reads the band’s statement.

“Rescued” was released as the first single from this album, and they called it the first of ten songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between.

But Here We Are will hit the shelves on June 2, and it’s still unclear who will replace Hawkins after he tragically passed away in March last year. Foo Fighters canceled their tour and only performed tribute concerts in the wake of his death before announcing they’ll continue performing together in December last year.