Perhaps owing to the fact that we recently celebrated Dave Grohl’s 50th birthday, Foo Fighters’ music has been more top of mind than usual for us lately. So today, we’re revisiting the band’s most recent long player Concrete and Gold (2017) with the help of this cleverly conceived, animated mini-documentary directed by Visual Creatures and illustrated by Joe Garber.
The six-minute clip finds Grohl revisiting some of the more memorable moments from the recording of the album, including how the motley crew of producer extraordinaire Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Sia), Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and The Dead Weather), Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men), and Justin Timberlake came to be involved in the project.
“Melodically, we managed to do the one thing I really wanted to do,” Grohl confides. “To make this gigantic Foo Fighters record, but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of jazz and melody and arrangement, something that we’ve never done before. And voilà, that’s some badass shit.”
Enjoy the film below and reacquaint yourself with the music videos that accompanied the album’s original release.