Green Day say the band’s new album is inspired by current events

Not that you’d really expect any different.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has discussed a few of the themes behind the band’s new album, ‘Revolution Radio’.

The follow up to 2012 trilogy ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’, ‘¡Tré!’, the record’s due later this year and was preceded yesterday by lead single ‘Bang Bang’.

“It’s about the culture of mass shootings that happen in America, mixed with narcissistic social media,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells Rolling Stone of the lead track, which sees him trying to get into the head of a serial killer. “There’s this rage happening, but it’s also now being filmed, and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that’s so twisted.”

“These songs were written before this presidential election,” he added, of the album as a whole. “I use a lot of metaphor, and I blow things out, as any good punk rocker should. It was interesting to see how songs like ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Say Goodbye’ went from metaphor to literal, and that’s the part that was tripping me out. It was almost, kind of like, predicting the future, in a way.”

‘Revolution Radio’ will be released on 7th October. The full track listing reads:

Somewhere Now

Bang Bang

Revolution Radio

Say Goodbye


Bouncing Off The Wall

Still Breathing


Too Dumb To Die

Troubled Times

Forever Now

Ordinary World

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