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Album: Sonic HighwaysReleased: 2014
The Foo Fighters recorded each track for Sonic Highways in a different US city. This over-seven-minute rock ballad was recorded at The Magic Shop in New York City. Bassist Nate Mendel told NME: "Dave (Grohl) took a creative leap on this one and decided to incorporate into his lyrics things that actually happened in the cities, and conversations he had with the various musicians. So 'I Am A River' was inspired by the fact that under one of the studios we found there was an actual physical river."