Is the new music a hint at the countdown's purpose?
Foo Fighters have teased a minute of a new track – which may or may not be called ‘Nothing’s Set In Stone’ – via their mysterious countdown website.
The website is set to expire on November 23, with the band having revealed a few details surrounding the clock already, while fans have attempted to snoop out further information.
Since the initial reveal, further details have been added to the website with a new background of trees and a suburban street showing alongside atmospheric instrumental music. Foo Fighters fan site Foo Fighters Live have established that the ID tag on the music file reads ‘2nd century AD’.
Some fans have compared the website crest to that of the Route 66 sign, suggesting that a second season of Sonic Highways might be coming. Others have opined that it may be the date that Dave Grohl’s leg cast is removed.
The countdown website can be found here.
The band recently told an American audience that they recorded five songs in Austin ahead of a city limits gig, according to Uproxx.com. They have also revealed the title of five tracks, as follows:
Foo Fighters recently cancelled their European tour, following events in Paris last weekend. The band released the following statement:
“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour. In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.”
There had been four dates remaining on the tour prior to cancellation, including a date in the French capital.
Listen to the one-minute new song clip via YouTube, below: