Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett Releases Single ‘Long, Long Year’

August 1, 2022

Foo Fighters guitarist said he spent “a lot of time alone at my studio in L.A. during the first part of the lockdown just woodshedding tunes”, and he’s released the first taste, an alt-country ditty called “Long, Long Year”!

You can pickup the single anywhere you buy music. Shiflett recorded the single in Nashville, Tennessee, with legendary producer Vance Powell and used a who’s-who for the musicians on the track: bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Jack White), drummer Julian Doro (Eagles Of Death Metal, The Whigs), keyboardist Mike Webb, steel guitarist Luke Schneider, and mandolinist/harmony vocalist Sierra Hull.

Shiftlett said, “The line ‘It’s been a long, long year’ was rattling around my head for obvious reasons, but I framed it as a love song. The resulting tune feels like a release, sung with uplifting emotion and forward-looking, both in the intended love song framing and through the greater, pandemic-induced dread lens. My trip out to Nashville in March of 2021 was my first time recording any solo material since I made ‘Hard Lessons’. I hadn’t done much traveling post-COVID lockdown so I was a little nervous heading out there to work with a producer and roomful of musicians I didn’t really know. In true Nashville style we made our introductions and got right down to work, hammering out the basic tracks in a few hours. Vance was great and made me feel right at home, and the group of players he put together were on point. Next day we did some overdubs and Sierra came in and added mandolin and harmony vocals on ‘Long, Long Year’and the tracks started coming together.”

He’s right. It’s been a long, long couple years. And good to see him crankin’ out new tunes!


Written by Todd Hancock