Green Day reveal new single, announce new album to be released October 7

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revolutionradioGreen Day unveiled their new single “BANG BANG” on Thursday and also revealed during a Rolling Stone interview that their new album, called Revolution Radio, will be released on October 7.

There will be a political slant to the new album, as Rolling Stone reports.

“It’s not strictly a political concept album like American Idiot – there are also more-personal songs like ‘Ordinary World,’ a sweet ballad that ends the album,” wrote Andy Green of RS. “But most songs touch on pressing social issues: ‘Still Breathing’ is a scorcher that, according to (frontman Billie Joe Armstrong), ‘goes from the life of a junkie to the life of a gambler to the life of a single mother and a soldier and how we’re all kinda intertwined.'”

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“BANG BANG” deals with a particularly touchy subject.

“It’s about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media,” Armstrong told 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.”

The album is Green Day’s first since 2012’s ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! trilogy. Click here for the full interview at Rolling Stone, and listen to “BANG BANG” below:

The tracklist (via NME.com) is as follows:

‘Somewhere Now’
‘Bang Bang’
‘Revolution Radio’
‘Say Goodbye’
‘Outlaws’
‘Bouncing Off the Wall’
‘Still Breathing’
‘Youngblood’
‘Too Dumb to Die’
‘Troubled Times’
‘Forever Now’
‘Ordinary World’

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