Foo Fighters are less than a week away from the release of their eighth studio album, Sonic Highways. In anticipation, the legendary rockers has previewed the first three tracks: ‘Something From Nothing‘, ‘The Feast and the Famine’, and ‘Congregation’. Today, during an in-studio session for BBC Radio 1, they debuted a fourth track in ‘Outside’. Listen to a radio rip below.
‘Outside’ was written and recorded at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California. Eagles’ guitarist Joe Walsh plays guitar on the song. Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss was also present for the recording sessions.
Regarding the new album, Daniel Kreps from the Rolling Stone says:
“Many of the album’s lyrics are based on Grohl’s interviews with its respective city’s musicians. The lyric “Here lies a city on fire… it started with a spark, and burned into the dark” seems to be inspired by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, an incident that was also the subject of the Beach Boys’ Smile track “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow.”Given the involvement of producer Steve Albini in some capacity on the Chicago-inspired track, it feels like a song borne out of the Windy City: The drums explode with Albini’s patented crash, while the soaring guitar assault is reminiscent of Chicago’s own Smashing Pumpkins.”