A few days after announcing a massive tour, Green Day has returned with another new song off their impending record. On Friday (Sept. 9), the California punks released the second single, and title track, from their new record, “Revolution Radio.” Listen to the new song/watch the lyric video on the band’s Facebook page here.
Last month, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sat down with Kerrang! to discuss the new album and what inspired it. Like many of their past songs, the album was inspired by what is going on in politics and in general in the United States, especially the fact that a certain millionaire could possibly become the next president.
“The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said: ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, man,” Armstrong told the publication.
In addition to the presidency race, Armstrong also revealed that the Black Lives Matter movement and his stint in rehab also influenced several of the songs on the group’s 12th studio album.
Revolution Radio is set to be on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on Green Day’s website. Revolution Radio will be Green Day’s first album since 2012’s trilogy,‘Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! Earlier this week, the band announced a massive tour that will find them touring part of the fall and most of 2017. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.