Foo Fighters Release ‘Saint Cecilia’ EP Dedicated to Victims of Paris Attacks
“Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world,” Dave Grohl writes
Beatrice Verhoeven | November 23, 2015 @ 7:35 AM
Last Updated: November 23, 2015 @ 8:22 AM
Foo Fighters, who canceled the remainder of their tour after the terror attacks in Paris, have now released a new EP to honor the victims.
The “Saint Cecilia EP,” released late Sunday night, is available for download on the band’s website, as well as on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify.
“The ‘Saint Cecilia EP’ was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music,” frontman Dave Grohl wrote in a statement on the website. “The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.”
The EP features five songs and was teased last month when a countdown clock appeared on the website. At Austin City Limits, Grohl had also announced that the band had recorded new music.
“Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world,” he continued. “To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.”
The website also features a link to a donation website, where the band calls for contribution to help the victims of the Paris attacks.
“To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families,” he concluded. “We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.”