Apparently, Green Day’s Comeback Single Is A Total Throwback
In just over a week, Green Day will drop their first new tune (aside from a Christmas-themed jam) in almost four years: frontman Billie Joe Armstrong confirmed earlier in the week that “Bang Bang” would reach our hands on August 11th, and if a US radio host is to be believed, it’s the ’90s-channeling comeback banger we’ve been screaming for since 2009.
Nik Rivers – one of the many voices behind New York’s 107.7FM – says he had a sneaky peek of the tune at Lollapalooza, and has held no barres over his thoughts. Don’t worry, though, they’re all positive: “So if you are a fan of the early, punky Green Day, you will love the new song ‘Bang Bang’,” he wrote, comparing it to the band’s 1994 opus, Dookie.
“And when I say early, think Dookie, but not ‘When I Come Around’ Dookie, but more ‘Welcome To Paradise’, ‘Burnout’ and ‘Chump’ Dookie… With hints of Kerplunk and the rawness of 39 Smooth. I’m excited for the #AltFamily to hear this one!”
Considering that Dookie was released over twenty years ago, and is commonly noted today as being so classic *because* of its dated sound, it’ll be exciting to hear how “Bang Bang” channels its nostalgia. The new single is expected to be our first taste of Green Day’s twelfth studio album, which the band have spent most of their 2016 laying down.
Note: BLUNT made formatting changes to Rivers’ statement, but no words were altered.
Get your hopes up with a full stream of Dookie below!