It seems nobody expected the new song from Green Day to arrive as soon as it apparently will.
Green Day’s lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong leaked on his social media accounts that the new single named “Bang Bang” is due to be released on 11th August this year. It is still too early to speculate whether this single will be a part of something bigger, but Armstrong was quick too add that people should “Stay tuned for more details.”
Not even a full year has passed since the release of Green Day’s last single “Xmas Time of the Year”, a free Christmas special released in 2015. On top of that almost 4 years has passed since their last album release in 2012, when they introduced their triple-LP set ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!,all three of which had great success with the US audience. It should also be noted that the band has been cooperating with Rob Cavallo since early last year.
“There’s definitely a great spirit going on. We’ve always been pretty charged up,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone last April. “I’ve got, like, four or five songs right now. I’m gonna take it really slow. I’m just gonna make sure every moment is inspired and that we have something that’s really special to us. And right now with the songs that we have, it’s going in the right direction.”
This new single will be the first thing Green Day released since they were included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which, as Armstrong claimed, will not make them neglect their fans in the future.
“We’re not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we’re honoring music,” he added. “We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.”