Foo Fighters says goodbye to loved ones with “The Teacher”, the longest song of his career

No matter who you are, saying goodbye will never be easy, even if it’s one of the most important bands today. And we are sure that both Dave Grohl and the other members of the Foo Fighters never imagined that they would have to say goodbye to very important people in 2022.

As you will remember, it goes without saying that Last year, unfortunately, the great Taylor Hawkins died at the age of 50.. As if this hit wasn’t enough for the band, the Foo Fighters frontman also lost his mother, Virginia Grohl. So as you can see, these have been very difficult times for Dave and company, although against all odds, they are back to honor them with music.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl/Photo: Getty Images

Foo Fighters says goodbye to important people with “The Teacher”, the longest song of their career

Some weeks ago, the Foo Fighters surprised us with the announcement that after almost a year off, they will return this 2023 with a new studio album called But Here We Are. From this album we have already listened to several songs that have left us with a square eye, such as “Rescued”, “Under You” and “Show Me How” (where Dave’s daughter, Violet Grohl, collaborates).

But now, Foo Fighters have released a new song titled “The Teacher, which is very special for several reasons. The main one is that is the longest role -it lasts 10 minutes- and multifaceted in the band’s career, since it has a lot of impressive musical changes. but also with her it looks like they’re saying goodbye to both Taylor Hawkins and Virginia Grohl.

Foo Fighters premiere the emotional song "under you" and announce a very special online show
Foo Fighters/Photo: Danny Clinch

As if that wasn’t enough, the Foo Fighters also released a video clip for this song, which was directed by multimedia artist Tony Oursler (who caught the band’s attention for his work with David Bowie). Here, we see the group playing the song today among old footage, some of it shot on VHS and even footage of Virginia Grohl herself.

Remember that But Here We Arethe eleventh and new record material of the Foo Fighters will be available on digital platforms this June 2. But while we wait for the day to hear it complete, Then we leave you with “The Teacher”:

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Foo Fighters says goodbye to loved ones with “The Teacher”, the longest song of his career