Green Day are back: The punk rock veterans have released “Father of All…”, the title track of their new album out next year.
Under the song’s rock ’n’ roll panache, slashes of guitar and breezy handclaps, Green Day conceal a host of anxieties, from paranoia (“What a mess because there’s no one to trust”) to desperation (“Cracking up under the pressure/Looking for a miracle”).
It’s a catchy preview of an album that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong described as a collection of “dangerous songs for dangerous kids.” He added, “The lyrics are like a party and lifestyle of not giving a fuck. The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos. The real shit.” It’s Green Day’s 13th full-length record, and arrives February 7, 2020.
News of Father of All… came as Green Day unveiled the Hella Mega Tour, a huge stadium tour with co-headliners Weezer and Fall Out Boy. The two other bands also dropped songs from upcoming records to coincide with the 2020 tour announcement: Weezer released “The End of the Game” from the LP Van Weezer due out next May, while Fall Out Boy released “Dear Future Self (Hands Up),” featuring Wyclef Jean, from their greatest hits compilation due out next month.
Listen to all the new tracks below.
“Father of All…” by Green Day:
“The End of the Game” by Weezer:
“Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” by Fall Out Boy, Wyclef Jean: