One surefire way to brighten up your Monday: download some free music! Late last week, the Foo Fighters dropped a surprise EP called Saint Cecilia on their website. The EP comes barely a year after the band’s last album Sonic Highways was released, and it has five brand new songs. Best of all, you can stream or download for free right now.
At the bottom of the page, there’s a link to a personal letter written by Dave Grohl. He says that he’d penned the letter “a few weeks ago,” but following the tragedies in Paris, decided to change the message to reflect his and the band’s sympathies:
“The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.
Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.
To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.”
You can download the Saint Cecilia EP now on iTunes or on the band’s website for free.