The Good Charlotte news just keeps coming in.
After announcing their return to music earlier this week, the pop-punk band has finally unveiled their brand new song in full. Taking to social media on Thursday morning (Nov. 5), the Maryland band unveiled that their new single’s title is “Makeshift Love.” The new song was to make its official debut on Apple Music and will only be available through iTunes until Saturday, Nov. 7. After that, the song will become available at all other digital media stores. Listen to “Makeshift Love” here.
In addition to the new song, the band also revealed why they kept teasing “one night only” on social media recently. As it turns out, they will reunite on stage at Los Angeles’ Troubadour for one night only on Thursday, Nov. 19. The event, which is sponsored by Alternative Press will not only be the first time the band has performed together on stage since their hiatus, it also marks a return to the beginning for them.
“We played the Troubadour and [producer] Eric Valentine came out to see us in front of our fans. That night we decided we would go into the studio together and make the next record, which would become The Young and The Hopeless,” guitarist Benji Madden revealed to Alternative Press.
As for their reunion, it’s more of a thank you for the fans who stuck it out while they took some time off. “We all wanted to stand on stage together again, as a band,” explains Madden about the band’s decision to reunite after five years. “We wanted to do it especially for our fans at home in America, and share this special moment.”
In the interview, Madden was also asked about the idea behind the new song which turns out, is not so different from songs from their past.
“Like all our breakup songs, it’s kind of a ‘non-break-up break-up song’,” he laughs. “In our music, there has always been some hope that it will all work out and, just like all of our affectionately sarcastic songs of the past, there is the same duality in this song too.”
And if the new song, the one night only show, and the reunion announcement wasn’t enough, Madden did go on to tease that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the band. “2016 marks the 20 year anniversary of GC. These days, we are all operating on feelings, so we will see how it feels!”
Now, that make us wonder if Madden is just being a troll or if it’s some kind of teasing that fans might get something like a new album or a 20th anniversary tour next year. Like he said, we are “operating on feelings” which is why anniversary tours are a thing now.
Tickets for the Good Charlotte reunion show will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 6, beginning at 10 am PT. For more information about the show, especially about tickets, head on over tot eh band’s website.