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Green Day Announce ‘Raw and Emotional’ Album ‘Saviors,’ Drop ‘The American Dream Is Killing Me’ Zombie Video

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Green Day announced the release date for their 14th full-length studio album, Saviors, on Tuesday (Oct. 24), revealing that the collection will drop via Reprise/Warner Records on Jan. 19, 2024. The follow-up to 2020’s Father of All Motherf–kers was recorded by singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirt and drummer Tré Cool in London and Los Angeles and marks a reunion with longtime producer Rob Cavallo.

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The trio advanced the album with the strident “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” which they debuted live last weekend during a sold-out club show at the 800-capacity Fremont in Las Vegas, as well as at back-to-back headlining performances at the city’s When We Were Young festival.

“As soon we cut it, we said, `Okay, that’s going first,’” Billie Joe Armstrong said in a statement about the topical song that was one of the final ones tracked during the Saviors session. He described the single as “a look at the way the traditional American Dream doesn’t work for a lot of people — in fact, it’s hurting a lot of people.”

The accompanying black and white video that dropped on Tuesday is timed perfectly for Halloween, with the band rocking corpse makeup as they play to a crowd of punk rock zombies in the Brendan Walter/Ryan Baxley-directed clip. “People on the street/ Unemployed and obsolete/ Did you ever learn to read the ransom note/ Don’t want no huddled masses/ TikTok and taxes/ Under the over pass/ Sleeping in broken glass,” Billie Joe sings on the track.

Saviors is an invitation into Green Day’s brain, their collective spirit as a band, and an understanding of friendship, culture and legacy of the last 30 plus years. It’s raw and emotional. Funny and disturbing. It’s a laugh at the pain, weep in the happiness kind of record,” the group said in an Instagram announcing the project.

“Honesty and vulnerability,” they added, explaining that the album is about, “Power pop, punk, rock, indie triumph. disease, war, inequality, influencers, yoga retreats, alt right, dating apps, masks, MENTAL HEALTH, climate change, oligarchs, social media division, free weed, fentanyl, fragility.”

In addition to “American Dream,” Green Day debuted “Look Ma, No Brains!” at the Las Vegas club show that celebrated the 30th anniversary of their Cavallo-produced breakthrough album, Dookie. They also announced during the show that they are hitting the road next year for a stadium tour featuring support from Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and the Linda Lindas.

Watch the “American Dream” video and see Green Day’s album announce below.

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