With former Nirvana producer Butch Vig at the helm, Grohl has described ‘Wasting Light’ as the band’s heaviest album yet. But according to The Daily Star that didn’t stop him from looking towards Swedish pop for inspiration.
“I like loads of crazy-ass, dissonant, distorted rock ‘n’ roll,” he said. “But I also love The Bee Gees and [a]Abba, bands whose pop choruses get bigger and bigger. I love anthemic choruses, that overwhelming feeling of release that you can connect with.”
He added: “So whenever I thought I had a big enough chorus for a song, I would use that as the pre-chorus and then I would try and write something even bigger, like they did.”
Foo Fighters recently made ‘Wasting Light’ available to hear in full online. The album – their seventh studio LP – will be officially released on April 11.