This year, 10-year-old Zulu-British musician Nandi Bushell has been taking the world by storm, and her incredible talent has even caught the attention of her hero, Dave Grohl. In August 2020, Bushell challenged the Foo Fighters legend to a drum battle, sparking an epic to-and-fro of drum cover videos that the pair have been sharing with each other on Twitter. Recently, Bushell won round one with her incredible performance of Dead End Friends by Them Crooked Vultures. However, she got more than just the satisfaction of winning—Grohl wrote a theme song in her honor.
On September 14, Grohl shared a video of him performing the song for Bushell. “Every superhero needs a theme song,” he wrote. “Here’s one for you!” Grohl plays multiple instruments and sings, while his daughters (aka “the Grohlettes”) provide backup vocals. Along with bellowing out “Nandi” throughout, other lyrics include, “She got the power. She got the soul. Gonna save the world with her rock & roll!” The home studio recording even features DIY graphics and multiple split-screen views that show each musical element to the song.
Bushell was blown away by Grohl’s song, and responded with, “I can’t believe Mr. Grohl wrote a song about me!?! This is so so so #EPIC!!” She continued, “I think it's the best song EVER, in the WORLD, EVER!!!” It wasn’t long before the young musician started preparing for round two of the drum battle. “Winning round 2 is going to be the biggest challenge of my life,” Bushell wrote on Twitter. “I can do anything I put my mind to! My song for you is nearly ready!” We can’t wait to hear it!
Check out Grohl’s theme song for Bushell below.
10-year-old Zulu-British musician Nandi Bushell and Dave Grohl have been rocking out in an epic online drum battle.
It was an honour to be part of the most #EPIC #ROCK in battle in #HISTORY! With the most awesome, fun, kind and legendary #DaveGrohl! Thank you for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am extremely grateful. The Rock Gods of old are happy! @foofighters @crookedvultures pic.twitter.com/Fyk4AyQ7pg
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) September 3, 2020
Bushell won round one, so Grohl wrote her her own theme song!
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 14, 2020
I cant believe Mr. Grohl wrote a song about me!?! This is so so so #EPIC!! I think its the best song EVER, in the WORLD, EVER!!! Thank you so much Dave. You have raised the stakes to all instruments! I accept your next challenge! Thank you to the whole Grohl family! @foofighters pic.twitter.com/rWgTBwEtyb
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) September 14, 2020
The young musician is already preparing for round two!
COMING SOON! Hey Mr. Grohl, I am taking round 2 VERY seriously! My theme tune song you wrote for me is truly #EPIC! I LOVE IT! Winning round 2 is going to be the biggest challenge of my life! I can do anything I put my mind to! My song for you is nearly ready! @foofighters pic.twitter.com/vsiAfHgEfM
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) September 22, 2020