Dave Grohl’s latest release “Play” is a 23-minute homage to his love of all things music.
I would be lying if I didn’t tell you I was jealous. To be able to play an array of instruments well and create a piece of music as inspiring as “Play” is a remarkable feat. What’s even cooler is Grohl’s inspiration behind the track was seeing his own children learn music. #DadOfTheYear
“[Music] is a lifelong obsession – but at the end of the day, just like any kid, the reward is just to play,” he says in the documentary combined with the “Play” official video.
His Foo Fighters flow is definitely relevant in the track, but you do get other genres mixed in to the fun. You get funky moments, chill moments, pianos, vibraphones, rock guitars, driving bass and of course some of the most heavy hitting drums you’ll ever hear.
Grohl isn’t one to skimp on melodies and he gives you more than enough throughout the rock opus, and does it so well you don’t even notice the 23-minute run time. To put it simply, the song just works.
The official video features a plethora of Grohls playing every instrument featured on “Play” at the same time, acknowledging each other as they trek through the different ebbs and flows of this musical masterpiece.
From his early grunge days in Nirvana, to the modern day rock sounds of the Foo Fighters, Grohl’s name has become synonymous with kick-ass rock music. But with his latest release, Grohl now finds himself in a special place amongst the most accomplished of musicians.
The one thing you can never be taught when it comes to writing music is heart, and Grohl delivers it in spades. I just simply can’t wait to see what he does next.