City of ‘concrete and gold’
by Styvalizh Uribe
“The Sky is a Neighborhood” is the second single release of the Foo Fighters’ new album Concrete and Gold.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lead Vocalist Dave Grohl said that his inspiration for the song came from “stars that go unstable and collapse and explode and just scatter their guts, their fundamental ingredients of life are all over the universe and forming solar systems and stars orbiting planets have the ingredients for life itself.”
In the illustration, the “neighborhood” is colored yellow with tints of orange, representing the stars and their intricate patterns, like the buildings in the city. The clouds under the city are colored with an ombre effect, going from dark purple to blue and finally to pink, which slowly fades into the yellow buildings. They stand for the layers of atoms that make up the universe and the stars that inspired Grohl. The yellow tints in the clouds symbolize the traces of stars in the layers of atoms, also blending in the clouds to the building, creating a more complete image.