It seems Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are battling with The Strokes for rights to the most anticipated album of the year in the band’s seventh studio release Wasting Light, due out April 12th, and have recently released the music video for the closing number on the 11-track collection “Walk.”
Since Grohl has claimed this will be the heaviest record of the Post-Grunge outfit’s 17-year career, thanks in part to the album’s producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Against Me, Jimmy Eat World), it only makes sense that the Foo would recruit Motorhead’s Lemmy to star in its new video as the whiskey swiggin’ chauffeur. However, what is a little confusing, and unsettling, is the distortion effect placed on the lead vocals. Grohl’s undoctored, powerful, and lionized roar is now masked, resembling a shrieking owl more than a king of the musical jungle.
That being said, “White Limo” is a true rager, a sonic defibrillator capable of bringing back the most deceased of Foo Fighters fans, and the vocals work well with the instrumentals. As long as Grohl doesn’t screech like a banshee throughout the record’s duration, the Foo could have something special on its hands.