Days after getting the plug pulled on them at BottleRock (but continued to play anyways), the Foo Fighters have given fans a major surprise. On Thursday (June 1), the Seattle-founded band unveiled their first new song, and its accompanying music video, in nearly two years. The new song is titled “Run” while the six-minute video for the new tune was directed by frontman Dave Grohl.
The clip begins with an older gentleman sitting in a chair in what appears to be a retirement home. The nurse appears with his meal and medicine reminding him to “take his pills” in a not so nice manner. As the nurse leaves the room, he crumples the plastic cup with the pills and throws it to the side.
The scene soon shifts to a room filled with a lot more retirees sitting, facing a stage. On the small setup of a stage are the guys from the Foo Fighters also appearing as senior citizens. The song begins soft and slow which does not seem to entertain the geriatric audience. As the song begins to speed up its tempo, the older gentleman from the beginning of the clip gets up from his chair and heads over to a column and starts to climb it.
As he reaches the top, the rude nurse and her orderlies attempt to get him down to no avail. Instead of climbing down, the older gentleman jumps from the top, landing on the orderlies, and begins to crowdsurf. That’s when things start to go crazy and chaos ensues as the retirees begin to revolt against the retirement home and escape into the night. Watch the complete video for “Run” above.
“Run” is the Foo Fighters’ first new song since the release of 2015’s Saint Cecilia EP even though their full-length album was 2014’s love letter different recording studios in the United States, Sonic Highways. Last month, the group debuted a new song titled “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” jumpstarting rumors that their new studio album may be right around the corner.