Foo Fighters Reveal ABBA as Inspiration for New Album
They may have channeled their hard rock roots on their new album “Wasting Light,” but Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that the band looked to ABBA and the Bee Gees for inspiration while writing the record.
The album, which is due to be released April 11 in the U.K. and April 12 in the U.S., was recorded in Grohl”s garage to give it a somewhat less-polished feel than their recent arena rock offerings.
Despite this, Grohl”s love of a monster chorus does not seem to have abated — and in an interview with the Daily Star, the former Nirvana drummer revealed he had been using the likes of ABBA as an influence in his quest to pen the catchiest choruses around.
He said: “I like loads of crazy-ass, dissonant, distorted rock “n” roll. But I also love the Bee Gees and ABBA, bands whose pop choruses get bigger and bigger.
“I love anthemic choruses, that overwhelming feeling of release that you can connect with. So whenever I thought I had a big enough chorus for a song, I would use that as the pre-chorus and then I would try and write something even bigger, like they did.”
Foo Fighters are currently streaming the entire album via their official website.
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