Foo Fighters e la formidabile The Sky Is A Neighborhood

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Quanto è difficile la semplicità !? Ebbene i Foo Fighters sembrano non avere questo problema, perlomeno ascoltando questo piccolo capolavoro di ingegno musicale.

Tutto gira su due/tre accordi semplici semplici, una ballad come non ne sentivo da tempo; qui Dave Grohl si supera scrivendo una canzone davvero appassionata, quasi disperata.

 

The Sky Is A Neighborhood è lentissima, un bit che parte da un profondo sentimento ‘blues’ e che si trascina sornione, quasi apotropaico per poi esplodere come se un essere azoico di colpo riprendesse vita, vitalità, energia, il tutto avvolto in un tornado passionale.

Ma Dave Grohl, che ha curato anche la regia del video, racconta così la stesura della sceneggiatura di ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’:

“One night I was lying out looking up at stars. Just imagining all of these stars as places that have life on them as well, and I decided that the sky is a neighborhood, that we need to keep our shit together in order to survive in this universe full of life. But I had no music yet. I just had the title. So everyday I would walk around, kind of humming this thing in my head.”

The Sky Is A Neighborhood è il secondo video che viene lanciato per la promozione di ‘Concrete and Gold’ che uscirà il 15 settembre in tutto il mondo e, ovviamente, in tutti i formati possibili, doppio vinile incluso.

Nel disco ci sarà anche Paul McCartney che suonerà la batteria in Sunday Rain.

 

“The band describe the album’s sound as where “hard rock extremes and pop sensibilities collide” and “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper”. Explaining further, the album’s sound was described as combining heavy guitar riffs with “lush harmonic complexities”. Grohl described the title track, which features the vocals of Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men, as sounding like “Sabbath and Pink Floyd” and explaining that they “built a choir” out of Stockman’s vocal takes, overdubbing them so it sounds “like 40 vocals stacked”.

Lyrically, the album is based around Grohl’s thoughts about the future of the United States – “politically, personally, as a father, an American and a musician”. “The Sky is a Neighborhood” and “T-Shirt” represent a more bleak worldview by Grohl’s, the two songs showing his concern for the future of humanity, and desire for escapism, respectively.”

Fonte: wiki

 

Track Lst:

1. “T-Shirt”
2. “Run” 5:23
3. “Make It Right”
4. “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”
5. “La Dee Da”
6. “Dirty Water”
7. “Arrows”
8. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
9. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete and Gold”

 Foo Fighters line up:

Dave Grohl – lead vocals, guitar
Chris Shiflett – guitar
Pat Smear – guitar
Nate Mendel – bass
Taylor Hawkins – drums, lead vocals on “Sunday Rain”
Rami Jaffee – keyboards

Guests:

Shawn Stockman – vocals on “Concrete and Gold”
Inara George – vocals on “Dirty Water”
Alison Mosshart – vocals on “La Dee Da” and “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”
Dave Koz – saxophone on “La Dee Da”
Paul McCartney – drums on “Sunday Rain”