Following the release of their spontaneous Saint Cecilia EP, I’ve been left wondering where Foo Fighters can go with their music. 2014’s Sonic Highways was underwhelming, to say the least. Especially considering the creativity and precision offered by its predecessor Wasting Light. To anyone keen to criticise the Foos for their consistent and unchanging sound on their records, ‘Run’ isn’t going to change your mind.
I’ve often defended Foo Fighters on this issue, but even I’ve got to admit this song is pretty boring. The heavy riff which initially excites quickly becomes as dull as the chorus. Dave Grohl unsuccessfully tries to capture the vocal magic of previous successes with a mixture of screamo and rock hollering.
As sad as it is for me to admit, it seems the wheels may be coming off the Foos’ train. However, as a consolation, they do win the award for most entertaining rock music video in a long while.
Words: Will Hunt
Label: RCA Records