A new chapter. The Foo Fighters are releasing their first album since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The band announced via Instagram on Wednesday, April 19, that their 11th album, titled But Here We Are, is coming later this year.
“It’s happening now. Hear ‘Saved’. From the album ‘But Here We Are’ Available June 2. Pre-order link in bio,” read the post, which linked to the first single from the upcoming record.
band members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee And pat smear It was not disclosed who was playing the drums on the new track. According to a press release, But Here We Are is a “brutally honest and emotionally raw response to what the Foo Fighters endured during the past year.” It would also serve as “testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family”.
News of the latest Foo Fighters project comes more than a year after Hawkins died at age 50. The Texas native was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia in March 2022 while on tour with the rock band.
At the time, Colombian authorities revealed that Hawking had 10 drugs in his system, including opioids, marijuana and antidepressants. An official cause of death has not been made public.
The Foo Fighters addressed the “tragic and untimely loss” in a March 2022 statement, writing via Instagram, “[Taylor’s] The spirit of music and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family and we ask that their privacy be respected with the utmost respect during this unimaginably difficult time.
Two months after the Grammy winner passed away, his wife, Alison Hawkins, broke his silence in an emotional tribute. He shares children Oliver, Annabelle, and Everley with Taylor, whom he married in 2005.
“As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how devoted he was to ‘knocking his socks off’ during every performance. Taylor is fu Was honored to be a part of the Fighters and values every minute of my 25 years with them in my dream role in the band.”We cherish each and every member of the band and the extended Foo Fighters team,” the 48-year-old wrote in May 2022. Considered Family.” List of songs he contributed to and produced.
Taylor originally joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 along with his band members.
In September 2022, Grohl, 54, broke down in tears during an emotional performance of his 2002 hit “Times Like These” at a Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London. “This is the time when you give and give again,” she tried to sing as her voice broke. Grohl paused briefly to wipe tears from his face before ending the song.