It might be a new week, but the Good Charlotte news keeps on coming. On Monday (April 4), the Maryland-founded band headed over to Zane Lowe’s Apple Beats 1 radio show to premiere a brand new song off of their highly anticipated new record. The new song is titled “40 Oz. Dream” and finds the band paying homage to the “old-school” MTV days.
While the song made its debut on Lowe’s internet radio show, the band headed over to Rolling Stone to exclusively premiere the music video. The music video was directed by Benji and Joel Madden’s brother Josh. The video, according to Josh, draws inspiration from artist/writer Shea Serrano’s pop-culture-friendly coloring book for adults (kind of explains the band’s teasing clips from last week).
“I’m a big fan of Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and when the guys played me this song, it was the first thing I thought about — I started drawing right away,” explained Josh. “The whole idea of being young, watching MTV after school and seeing Snoop Dogg’s ‘What’s My Name?’ video made me think of being a kid. The influence Dre and Snoop have on us has always been pretty strong — those guys are serious about what they do, but they also showed us what a good time looks like.”
“For us ’40 Oz. Dream’ was the perfect song to kick off our new album,” Benji told Rolling Stone. “It’s got all the sarcasm and humor we’ve always loved, and lots of affection for the past and present. As a band that formed in 1996, it’s a fun moment to be welcomed back so warmly. We’re very happy to have found our place in 2016.”
“40 Oz.Dream” can currently be streamed here while the band’s chat with Rolling Stone can be read here. “40 Oz. Dream” will join “Makeshift Love” on Good Charlotte’s sixth studio album, Youth Authority. Youth Authority is set to be released on July 15. In a perfect case of timing, the record will be released a couple of days before the group begins their stint on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.