Green Day have dropped the lyric video for their snarling “Revolution Radio,” the title track off their upcoming LP.
Buoyed by the band’s trademark punk riffs and rebellious attitude, “Revolution Radio” sees frontman Billie Joe Armstrong singing, “Scream / With your arms up in the sky / Like you want to testify / For the life that’s been deleted / Sing / Like a rebel’s lullaby / Under the stars and stripes / For the lost souls that were cheated.”
On the song’s catchy chorus, Armstrong states, “We will be seen but not be heard / (we are) Revolution Radio / Operation No Control / And the headline: My love’s bulletproof.”
The “seen but not be heard” lyric captures what Armstrong told Rolling Stone is an ongoing theme on the band’s new album. “I think my role is to shut up and listen,” he said. “A lot of white people should shut up and listen. They really don’t know what the African-American experience truly is. When you have people getting shot in their cars for no reason and being put in fucking jail cells and it’s for profit, we have a serious problem, and the first thing you need to do is get educated. Don’t try to do this, like, ‘Blue lives matter.’ Don’t try to do the ‘All lives matter.’ Just shut up and listen to the experience. And then move forward after that.”
Fans who pre-order Revolution Radio now ahead of its October 7th release receive an instant download of “Revolution Radio” and first single “Bang Bang.”
Green Day will hit the road in North America and Europe in support of their new ‘Revolution Radio’ album. Watch here.