‘Rescued’ by Foo Fighters – Single Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
The Foo Fighters are back with a new single, and it is an absolute belter. ‘Rescued’ is the lead single from their 11th album, and it has all the hallmarks of a classic Foo Fighters track. Written shortly after drummer Taylor Hawkins’ untimely passing, the song takes inspiration from that feeling and is about trying to move on and needing a rescue. Dave Grohl also fills in for the drums on this track, adding another layer of meaning to the song.
From the first few bars of the song, it is clear that this is a masterpiece. It is big, bold, and full of energy, with a anthemic quality to it! Grohl’s distinctive vocal is as powerful as ever, and he delivers the lyrics with real emotion and passion. Also, the guitar work is fantastic, with a driving rhythm and some great riffs that will have fans of the band nodding their heads in approval.
One of the most striking things about “Rescued” is how it manages to capture the feeling of needing a retrieval. The lyrics are powerful and relatable, and they are delivered with real conviction by Grohl. The chorus is also particularly strong, with the repeated refrain of “Rescue me tonight” really driving home the message of the song.
Overall, “Rescued” is a fantastic single from the Foo Fighters. It is a rocky track with all the signature Foo Fighters quality that fans have come to expect. Also, with a new album on the way, this single has definitely whetted fans’ appetites for what is to come. If this is anything to go by, the Foo Fighters’ 11th album promises to be an absolute powerhouse.
You can take a listen below.