The Foo Fighters Release Surprise Free ‘St. Cecilia’ EP Today

The Foo Fighters are giving fans something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: a surprise free EP, titled St. Cecilia, which can be found on the band’s website.

I guess that the release of St. Cecilia‘s answers the question of what the countdown clock on the Foos’ site was leading up to — and even though the five-song collection is being given away, it also gives the band an opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for the victims of the recent terrorists attacks in Paris.

Explaining that the band feels the EP has “taken on an entirely different tone” since the violence in Paris, frontman Dave Grohl wrote, “There is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away. To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.”

Fans can read the much longer letter in its entirety on the band’s website. It does end with an interesting note from Dave:

“Maybe these songs are the breadcrumbs that will help us find our way back when it’s time. We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now,” he mused. “I can’t help but wonder when we will see each other again. Who knows? But, with everything Foo Fighter related, it will only be when it feels right. And that’s a feeling that’s easy to feel.”

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