Hell yeah! Punk rock veterans, Green Day, have today shared that their 13th studio record, Father Of All Motherfuckers will be out and into the world on Friday, 7th February 2020. It will follow their 2016 record, Revolution Radio.
The news comes with a fresh single to amp us up, as well as news that they’ll be touring Asia, Europe, Russia and North America with Weezer and Fall Out Boy in 2020 for what they’ve dubbed the ‘Hella Mega Tour’.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong said that their forthcoming record spans only 10 songs, coming in hot at around the 26 minute mark. “It’s the shortest record we’ve made, I think, since Dookie or Insomnia,” he said.
They also talked about the context of the record, talking about how this record fits into a post-American Idiot world.
“There’s a lot of depression, but with a sense of humour. We live in just the time of complete and total chaos – or else we’ve always been, but now it’s turned up with Trump. So it’s just trying to reflect what’s going on. And it’s not really writing political songs, but just writing stuff that, just the shit that you see every day. [American Idiot was the] good old days. Remember when we just had two wars going on?”
They’ve today shared the title-track from the record, giving us a totally new direction and sound from the band. It’s one of their poppier cuts, with Billie Joe’s voice hitting the falsetto hard throughout.
Listen to ‘Father Of All…” below.