Foo Fighters have shared their emotionally gripping new video “Waiting On A War.”
The video, directed by Paola Kudacki, captures the fear of living in a world on the brink of destruction. The clip follows a group of teens whose lives are turned upside down by faceless politicians turning their once bright and sunny world into a grey, depressing wasteland. This is mixed with footage of the band performing the track outdoors. It’s a straightforward video that gets its anti-war message across loud and clear.
Watch it below.
In a previous statement, frontman Dave Grohl said the song was inspired by a conversation he had with his daughter.
“Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago.”
“Every day waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do,” continued the rock frontman. “This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”
Foo Fighters will perform at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration concert alongside Bruce Springsteen and John Legend.
The band’s new album, Medicine at Midnight, drops February 5th.