Friday, August 12, 2016

Green Day issue Bang Bang single and announce Revolution Radio album

Green Day will release their new album, “Revolution Radio”, on October 7 and the band have issued a lyric video for the project’s lead single, “Bang Bang.”

The follow-up to the 2012 trilogy, “Uno”, “Dos” and “Tre” was produced by the group, marking their first turn behind the board since 2000’s “Warning.”

The trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool tackle lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence.

"Of course the world has lost its collective mind... and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too," says Armstrong. "Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together... dance together... sing together... and most of all, find each other. That's what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one."

Written two years ago, the frontman reveals “Bang Bang” was inspired by ongoing current events at home.

“It's about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media,” Armstrong tells Rolling Stone. “There's this sort of rage happening, but it's also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted.

"To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out.”

Green Day
“Revolution Radio”

Release date: October 7

01. Somewhere Now
02. Bang Bang
03. Revolution Radio
04. Say Goodbye
05. Outlaws
06. Bouncing Off The Wall
07. Still Breathing
08. Youngblood
09. Too Dumb To Die
10. Troubled Times
11. Forever Now
12. Ordinary World

See also:

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