Even as Foo Fighters work tirelessly on their new album (and drink beer and go to Denny’s), Dave Grohl has still found the time to assist several up-and-coming acts. He played drums on the latest RDGLDGRN album; produced Ghost B.C.’s If You Have Ghost EP; and even went country with the Zac Brown Band.
For his latest cosign, Grohl has produced the seventh studio album from singer-songwriter Kristeen Young. In an interview with Billboard, Grohl said that Young’s forthcoming LP, The Knife Shift, is “unlike anything I’ve done before,” adding that the record features “piano, drums, bass, and guitar. That’s it. It’s bare, but very deep. Raw, but melodically complex. I love Kristeen. So much. I’ve never met anyone like her. Neither have you.”
As a preview of their collaboration, check out the album’s first single, “The Pictures of Sasha Grey”, which features Grohl on drums. As Young explained, the song was inspired by a visit to the Facebook page of former porn star Sasha Grey, who still receives “the most vile-spewing” comments despite her retirement. “They desperately wanted to keep her a ‘marked’ woman,” Young said. “And I loved how she just ignored it all, living her fabulous life. She was truly rising above.” Listen to the glitchy dance-rock anthem below.
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The Knife Shift is due out May 13th via TVPI. In support, Young will hit the road this summer, opening for another icon in Morrissey.