Well, ‘Saint Cecilia’ wasn’t originally intended as a response to the recent terror attacks in Paris: Foo Fighters were planning to release it at the end of their latest world tour as a free gift for fans.

“This project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems,” wrote Dave Grohl in a letter to fans on the EP’s official site.

“Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song.”

The EP can be downloaded from the website for free, or from Apple’s iTunes, while it has also been made available on streaming services. A vinyl version costing £7.99 will follow, while the band are also encouraging fans to donate to victims of the Paris attacks via Sweet Stuff Foundation.

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