Foo Fighters deliver a majestic kaleidoscope of lights in their new video for “The Sky Is a Neighborhood.” Directed by frontman Dave Grohl, the clip features his own two daughters in a bedroom reading the lyrics of the song from an old storybook. Meanwhile, the band is on the roof casually rocking out.
The scene escalates into extraterrestrial madness when the band starts stomping holes through the ceiling of the room, and eventually the girls start floating in mid-air.
Grohl recalls the creative thought process behind the song: “One night I was lying out looking up at stars, just imagining all of these stars as places that have life on them as well, and I decided that the sky is a neighborhood, that we need to keep our shit together in order to survive in this universe full of life.”
The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming ninth album Concrete and Gold, which will be out Sept. 15. It is a follow-up to the chart-topping, MTV Video Music Award-nominated “Run,” a track that the band surprise-released back in June.
Check out the video for “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” above, and listen to a 1995 Foo Fighters performance from the Paste Cloud below.