Green Day are teasing new music from the studio
Brace yourselves, Green Day fans: it looks like new music is in the works.
A bearded, blond-haired Billie Joe Armstrong has taken to Instagram to upload a short snippet of a catchy-sounding song direct from the studio, posting the video alongside several eyes emojis – so you know they’re really up to something…
Of course, the Oakland trio released Here Comes The Shock in February, but with the frontman writing throughout the pandemic, we can probably assume that even more material is on the way.
“It’s a matter of whenever the right moment happens,” Billie said in November last year. “That’s the beauty of the way you can put music out these days. You don’t have to wait for any gatekeeper to tell you that the timing is right.”
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He added of where things could be heading for him lyrically: “There’s a certain amount of isolation and feeling paranoid on the last album [Father Of All…] that fit with where we are as a society. The way we get information is almost like have voices inside your head.
“With the new stuff that I’m writing, I don’t know – a lot of it is kind of more self-deprecating and funny. Not that I’m doing a comedy record or anything. On one hand it feels autobiographical and funny, but on the other when you look at it you can put a social commentary twist to it.”
In April 2020, Billie Joe told Kerrang!: “I’ve been writing a lot of music, and I had all these melodies in my head, so I wrote, like, six songs since all of this has been going on. I don’t know when I can get together with Mike [Dirnt, bass] and Tré [Cool, drums], but I told them to make sure that they’re quarantined for now, and then I hope down the road we can get back in the studio with [Father Of All… producer] Butch Walker.”
Anyway, hear what he’s been working on recently below:
Those new dates are:
19 Ernst-Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
21 Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
22 Stadspark – Groningen, Netherlands
24 London Stadium – London, UK
25 John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield, UK
27 Venue TBA – Dublin, Ireland
29 Bellahouston Park – Glasgow, UK
Paris La Defense Arena – Paris, France
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