As the Foo Fighters continue on their massive Concrete And Gold tour, Dave Grohl has announced an unprecedented new project!
PLAY is a two part mini-documentary, directed by Grohl, celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.
Part one opens with narrated behind-the-scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance. This is then followed by a one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live.
“Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening… and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out,” Grohl said in a statement.
“And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out… it’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.”
PLAY drops on August 10 on digital download and streaming platforms. Limited edition vinyl of the song “Play” will be released on September 28.
Check out the teaser above.