<h5>Foo Fighters BBC Radio 1 Session Setlist</h5>
<blockquote>3:12 - "The Feast and The Famine"
12:36 - "Something From Nothing"
22:00 - "Congregation"</blockquote>
On September 8th, the Foo Fighters stopped by Maida Vale Studios in London to play a few songs and talk about their new record, Sonic Highways. Now with the record's release less than a week away, BBC Radio 1 broadcasted their performance and interview with Zane Lowe, which you can listen to above.
The session began with a question about how long the record and HBO documentary series had been in the works and whether or not the two had been thought up at the same time. The band then talked about the television show and how they decided to focus on the local music scene of each of the eight cities they recorded in. The band also covered the very short time Dave Grohl had to write the lyrics for each song on the album, and some of their favorite places to record. One place in particular they singled out was the Preservation Hall in New Orleans, a legendary Jazz venue that was one of the first places in Louisiana where black and white musicians played together.
In between the different segments of the interview the Foo Fighters played a song. Altogether they played three tracks from Sonic Highways. The hard-rocking and aggressive "The Feast and the Famine" has lightning fast riffs, which along with Grohl's scream of the chorus creates a sense of excitement. The slow building "Something From Nothing" starts quietly but gradually grows louder as the song progresses, creating a sense of tension and urgency. "Congregation" has a country-rock flair to it, it's uptempo throughout and Dave even incorporates a little bit of twang into his voice.
You can listen to more tracks from Sonic Highways on the Foo Fighters' Zumic artist page.
Source: BBC Radio 1