Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia (EP) (2015)

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Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia (EP) (2015)

Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia (EP) (2015)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:18:01 | 41.45 Mb
Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge | Country: USA | Label: RCA Records

Saint Cecilia is an EP by American rock band Foo Fighters. It was released as a free download on November 23, 2015. Initially intended as a sign of gratitude to the group's fans, the EP was also dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. A single from the EP, "Saint Cecilia", peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 2016.

In a review of the Saint Cecilia EP, NME stated that "Quite aside from the sad circumstances of its release, if 'Saint Cecilia' is foreshadowing the Foo Fighters' next move, the omens look good. Spin stated that "It's the one consistent blessing of stardom. With Saint Cecilia, the Foos are trying to acknowledge that blessing in the best way possible: being themselves".

Consequence of Sound stated that whereas last year's Sonic Highways album was arguably their weakest effort to date, "Saint Cecilia feels like a new turn, or rather, a much-needed step back. It’s simple, back-to-basics rock 'n' roll that reaches for the heart and not the last fan in the back of the crowd. Revisiting the past, Foo Fighters have always been at their best when they don’t overthink things and just be themselves — it’s why Grohl's 1995 debut will forever be the band's watermark, and why 2011's Wasting Light managed to be such a late-career gem. That's not to say that this EP checks into that upper echelon of Foo Fighters accomplishments, but it’s certainly cut from the same cloth. There’s an energy to these songs that feels very nostalgic".

Pitchfork also said of the other songs on the EP that "Whenever that reputation threatens to stick, Grohl always draws on a Northern Virginia upbringing that put him within driving distance of DC's hardcore scene. "Sean" and "Savior Breath" are punk Foo Fighters, or as punk as they can sound in 2015—infinitely more energetic than anything on Sonic Highways, but only incrementally edgier, Wasting Light without Butch Vig's glossy overlay".

Dave Grohl – guitar, vocals, percussion on "Saint Cecilia", piano on "Iron Rooster"
Chris Shiflett – guitar
Pat Smear – guitar
Nate Mendel – bass
Rami Jaffee – keyboard except on "Savior Breath" and "Iron Rooster"
Taylor Hawkins – drums, backing vocals on "Sean" and "Iron Rooster", percussion on "Iron Rooster", piano on "Iron Rooster"

Ben Kweller – backing vocals on "Saint Cecilia"
John Lousteau – percussion on "Iron Rooster"

Track List:
01. Saint Cecilia
02. Sean
03. Savior Breath
04. Iron Rooster
05. The Neverending Sigh