Green Day put out the video for single 'Bang Ban'g this week. It’s taken from their forthcoming album Revolution Radio, due out on 7 October.
The song is Green Day at their punky best. It’s far more in line with the intensity of stuff on Dookie than the ballads on American Idiot.
Billie Joe Armstrong revealed to Rolling Stone that the song was written from the perspective of a mass shooter. "There's this sort of rage happening, but it's also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance," he said of the song's inspiration. "To me, that is so twisted."
The video reflects this as it shows a gang in masks doing a bank robbery as Green Day play in a house part in parallel scene. The clip is directed by fellow punk legend, Tim Armstrong from the band Rancid.
Earlier this year, Rob Cavallo, who has produced all of the band's albums since Dookie and is also chairman of Warner Bros Records, has revealed how their new material is shaping up - saying that singer Billie Joe Armstrong is 'on top of his game'. And he’s not wrong. It’s the perfect comeback video fro Green Day and makes the prospect of those upcoming shows all the more tantalising.
Green Day will play the folowing gigs. Check here for more ticket information.
5 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
6 – Manchester, Arena
8 – London, The O2