Single Review – Foo Fighters – The Line

With their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold due for a release on Friday, we’re taking a look at the band’s final single before this. ‘The Line’ is the group plying their anthemic sound with this sing-a-long track; a matured ‘Times Like These’ if you will. It continues the trend along with the other singles as each offers up a subtle change in sound and delivery. The latest single opens with spread riffs echoing into the background with Grohl’s hushed tones before bursting into light with a steady, but full six piece arrangment of clear, distorted and lead guitar parts entwined with a charged bass and siren-like keys. As ever, Taylor Hawkins holds his own behind the drum kit to back up the fuller sound the band now deliver. This album certainly has a greater focus than their last project and though not wildly different, they’re utilising their bigger sound to good effect. 

Owen Riddle

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