Green Day is one those bands that only really needs to reemerge every four years, just in time for American politics at their most visible. It is great whenever they release music, of course, but they also feel like one of mainstream rock music’s most pertinent and reliable voices of reason during hectic times. And in an election year in which a ton beloved artists have steadily remerged from the woodwork—Regina Spektor, Panic! At The Disco, Massive Attack—Green Day have thankfully returned to the fold, announcing a new album, Revolution Radio, and a a brand new single, “Bang Bang.”
We haven’t heard from the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees since their 2012 triology ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, so I imagine the ever-prolific songwriters have been caching music for this record steadily throughout the past four years. Based on the information at-hand, it seems like Green Day is about to release an extremely political album in the same vein as American Idiot. With lyrics like, “Oh this is love, or this is World War Zero,” and distorted guitar riffs that sound like tectonic rumbling, Green Day sound tightly wound and ready to snap about the current state of America’s political ecosystem.
In a statement about Green Day’s new record, Billy Joe Armstrong acknowledged that though the “world has lost its collective mind,” he still wants all of his fans and music lovers to “come together, dance together, [and] sing together.” Sure the veteran power punk band are going to have a lot to say, but it’s going to be a barn-burner of a time hearing them out when Revolution Radio drops on October 7 via Reprise. Check out the full tracklist below.
Revolution Radio Tracklist:
01 Somewhere Now
02 Bang Bang
o3 Revolution Radio
04 Say Goodbye
06 Bouncing Off the Wall
07 Still Breathing
09 Too Dumb to Die
10 Troubled Times
11 Forever Now
12 Ordinary World
Are you excited about the return of Green Day? Are you also about to blast Dookie for the rest of the day? Same with us.
Image: Frank Maddocks via Warner Bros. Publicity
Matt Grosinger is the music editor of Nerdist and knows that his dad will be absolutely stoked about this news.