What are Green Day doing in the new video for “Oh Love,” which debuted last night on MTV? Nothing much, just playing music for some friends, who happen to be scantily clad models with expressions of slight ecstasy, lounging on couches alongside a graffiti-marked stage that looks like it came from the set of the group’s American Idiot musical. It’s like the practices your band used to have in your parents’ basement, except it’s Green Day. With models.
The song comes from ¡Uno!, the first of the band’s three new upcoming albums (the others are ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!). Singer Billie Joe Armstrong described the song as “very lustful” in an interview segment accompanying the video, which was directed by Samuel Bayer.
¡Uno! is due September 25th, with ¡Dos! to follow November 13th and ¡Tré! on January 15th, 2013.