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Old 10-27-23, 10:53 PM
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Green Day - Saviors - 1/19/24

Green Day Announce Album, Share Video for New Song “The American Dream Is Killing Me”: Watch

Green Day have announced the new album Saviors, which is out January 19 via Reprise and Warner. The follow-up to 2020’s Father of All… opens with the new song “The American Dream Is Killing Me.” Watch the zombie-themed music video for the track below.

According to a press release, “The American Dream Is Killing Me” was one of the last songs that Green Day made for Saviors. “As soon we cut it, we said, ‘OK, that’s going first,’” singer Billie Joe Armstrong said in a press statement.

The band recorded Saviors in London and Los Angeles with producer Rob Cavallo, who has worked with Green Day on Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, American Idiot, and Bullet in a Bible.

Green Day recently debuted “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and the album’s second track, “Look Ma, No Brains!,” live in concert. The group is planning to go on a North American stadium tour next year with the Smashing Pumpkins as well as Rancid and the Linda Lindas.

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Re: Green Day - Saviors - 1/19/24

I like Green Day but truthfully I haven’t really listened to much of their output since 21st Century Breakdown. I bought ˇUno! and ˇDos! but didn’t listen to them much.

I’d be semi interested in seeing them in concert again (saw them during the 21st Century Breakdown tour in 2008).
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Not sure how I feel about that song. It's certainly Green Day and is at least listenable. Not super catchy though.
I saw them at a Festival last year and they were amazing. Such a good live performance. Highly recommended. I'll definitely go to their show next year if I can.
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It’s not easy to listen to a few multi-millionaires sing about the lost American dream.
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Re: Green Day - Saviors - 1/19/24

Originally Posted by parrotheads4
It’s not easy to listen to a few multi-millionaires sing about the lost American dream.
Song is more from the POV of the general population than specifically the band.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Song is more from the POV of the general population than specifically the band.
They've always kinda written songs about middle class suburban white people, cuz that's who they were growing up (admittedly, no so much now). Never tried to claim they were from "the streets", complain about fighting to survive or any crap like that, just a lot of the boredom and ennui that stems from growing up with (likely) divorced parents, eventually going to a state school or community college, getting some boring job and buying a house maybe 10-15 miles from the one you grew up in. They came out when I was around 24 or 25 (had I not been sacked from my band in 1992 I would have opened for them a month or so after said sacking), but had they been playing those songs when I was 15 and actually living that life, they would have been gods to me. I always felt a little out-of-place being a punk rock fan as a middle class white teenager, listening to the Brit punks singing about "no future" or race riots, or the LA punks living on the street. I always thought I just got off on the speed and intensity of the music, that I was happy and well-adjusted because I didn't come from need, but looking back now I see how boring that existence really was, and that I indeed was angry about things. But also had no right to complain, either. Green Day's songs reflect that so well, I just wish they'd been around in the 80s.
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Re: Green Day - Saviors - 1/19/24

Second new song sounds like it could be off of Dookie or Insomniac. Short and sweet.
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Haven’t listened to this album yet but seems to be getting pretty decent reviews. I’ve seen some say it’s their best since American Idiot.
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As soon as football ends I'm gonna be giving it a long listen. Got the 180g pressing yesterday.
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Re: Green Day - Saviors - 1/19/24

I like it. Sounds very retro Green Day.
It's funny -- so often with a longstanding band or artist we lament the new stuff not sounding like the old stuff. Well, this is the polar opposite of that. It's almost too derivative. I still enjoyed it.

The opening riff of One Eyed Bastard sure sounds like Pink's So What.
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Re: Green Day - Saviors - 1/19/24

Originally Posted by Decker
I like it. Sounds very retro Green Day.
It's funny -- so often with a longstanding band or artist we lament the new stuff not sounding like the old stuff. Well, this is the polar opposite of that. It's almost too derivative. I still enjoyed it.
Yeah, I mean, I spent the entire decade of the 80s wanting the Ramones to just make another Rocket to Russia or Leave Home (although Too Tough to Die comes awfully close).

I don't go to McDonald's hoping they'll add lasagna to the menu. Likewise, there's something I expect when I pop a Green Day platter onto my turntable, and well, Saviors is it.

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