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Foo Fighters’ eagerly awaited, hard-fought and already universally acclaimed new album, But Here We Are, is released today, June 2, 2023, on Roswell Records/Columbia Records.
A testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family, But Here We Are has been preceded by an ecstatically received quartet of its songs. These four songs have demonstrated dimensions of sound and emotion that hint at the range and depth of this phenomenal landmark in the Foo Fighters canon.
First single ‘Rescued’ was labeled as anthemic, righteous, and emotive (Clash), followed by a song that’s “Poignant and powerful” (Kerrang!) in ‘Under You’, the “haunted cut that focuses on the comforting piece of the past” (NME) that was ‘Show Me How’, and the 10-minute ‘The Teacher’ – “an epic, shape-shifting rock song that moves through all five stages of mourning” (BBC), all blazed radically diverse yet equally cathartic sonic paths.
Now with today’s revelation of the sublimely melodic ‘The Glass’ (check out the visualiser HERE), and five more FF instant classics, But Here We Are is finally out in the world.
Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, But Here We Are has received the warmest of welcomes – from the capacity crowds already signing along to every word of ‘Rescued’ and ‘Under You’ during the band’s triumphant return to the stage, to uniformly enthusiastic early critical reactions to the album and its songs including:
‘A hard-rocking spirit that pushes right through bewilderment and sadness until it comes out the other side, defiantly alive’ 5* The Telegraph‘‘But Here We Are’ is a beautiful, noisy celebration of brotherhood and a stark, painful exploration of loss.’ – 5* NME
“It prises beauty from unimaginable suffering…Make no mistake, Foo Fighters have delivered a masterpiece.” – 5* Kerrang!
‘A masterpiece, born out of grief…But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family’5* – The Sun
“In the charged Under You or The Glass, which sets the bereaved’s howl of unfairness to an almost implausible preponderance of hooks, they may even have songs that join I’ll Stick Around and Best of You in the pantheon of greatest hits” – 4* Guardian (Album Of The Week)
‘For all its poignancy, But Here We Are manages to preserve aIl of the Foo Fighters’ hard-rocking vitality’ – 5* Daily Mail
“It’s raw and deeply moving…As a tribute, and a farewell, it could hardly be better.”– 4* The Independent
‘But Here We Are is a defiant, emotional roar in the face of loss’4* – Metal Hammer
‘A triumph’ – 4* Mail On Sunday
“One of the best Foo Fighters albums in their history.” – 9/10 Clash
‘As albums go, But Here We Are might be the Foos’ most cathartic, but it’s also one of their best , and a fitting tribute to the late, great Taylor Hawkins’– 9/10 Classic Rock
‘It shows the Foo Fighters at their best’ – 4* The Times
‘Their first album since Taylor Hawkins’ death is a masterpiece’ – 4* Daily Star
‘Their 11th studio album is cathartic, emotional soulful and frankly glorious’ – Daily Mirror