Foo Fighters Enlist Gary Clark Jr. for ‘What Did I Do? / God as My Witness’
If you've been following the Foo Fighters' docu-series, 'Sonic Highways,' you know the band will be heading to Austin in tonight's (Nov. 7) new episode -- and the product of their time in Texas is now available for your listening pleasure above.
Recorded in the famed KLRU-TV Studio 6A, the Foos' latest track, 'What Did I Do? / God as My Witness,' enlists Grammy-winnning bluesy rock breakout and native Austinite Gary Clark Jr. to add his guitar talents to the track. With guitar licks that lend themselves to more of a southern rock sound, this might be one of the more melody-driven tracks on the upcoming album, which hits the streets on Nov. 10.
Inspired by the interviews Dave Grohl has done with the people of Austin, 'What Did I Do? / God as My Witness' has an interesting twist in it as the song includes a break that would essentially signal the entrance of a new song, but instead seamlessly flows into a new tempo -- bringing it from 'What Did I Do' to 'God as My Witness.'
"Here I go again putting words into your mouth / This one's for me to know and for you to find out / All that troublin' I'm on about / How you're gonna know till hear it out loud / All your heroes where are they now," the Foo Fighters frontman sings during the break between songs.
The two-for-one song is one of the bigger gifts of this album as it not only highlights the talents of all the guitar players on the track but also pushes you to really focus on what Grohl is saying in the lyrics of the song.
If you can't get enough of the Foos, check out a sneak peak for tonight's 'Sonic Highways' episode below:
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