Dave Grohl releases ‘Play’, a new 23-minute solo recording and mini-documentary

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has released a mini-documentary which sees him playing all seven instruments during a 23-minute composition.

Said to “celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating a life to playing music”, the documentary – also directed by Grohl – comes in two parts.

The first opens with a narrated behind-the-scenes exploration of Grohl’s love of making and playing music. The second shows Grohl playing every instrument on a unique instrumental recording. Grohl plays seven instruments in total with viewers able to see Grohl play each all the way through for 23 minutes.

Explaining the project in more detail, the press release says: “Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.”

Play then segues into the titular 23-minute instrumental recording. “The entire song was played by Grohl, each time on a different instrument, live for 23 minutes.”

Speaking about making music in the documentary, Grohl says: “It’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.” MORE

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