Pop-punk favourites Green Day are back with an illustrated lyric video for new song ‘Bang Bang’.
The track, typically laden with power chords and featuring catchy song-writing, is taken from the album Revolution Radio, which according to GreenDay.com is available October 7th.
The collection of songs is said by that site to be “provocative”, but perhaps it is inevitable that an album by the band, whose hits include the socio-political protest of ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Minority’, should be thought of as such.
It will be interesting to see how the new album fares after the relatively poorly-selling Uno!/Dos!/Tre! trilogy and the series’ predecessor, 21st Century Breakdown.
Both the 2012 triptych and …Breakdown before it followed the great 2004 release American Idiot, an album described by Billboard as “career-resuscitating” which saw them achieve great commercial success.
That is something they first tasted back in the mid-Nineties with Dookie and the rise of what Allmusic.com has called “third-wave punk revivalism”, but such heights eluded the band by the time the album Warning! arrived.
It will also be interesting to see how the album looks musically after such contrasting songs as ‘Misery’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, ‘Basket Case’ and the epic song-suite known as ‘Jesus of Suburbia’ have all been recorded by the same band.
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