It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard much from Green Day. In 2009, they released their American Idiot follow-up & concept album, 21st Century Breakdown, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts and was also #5 on Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2009”. After touring for 2 years, the band took a break to record new material.
In April, the band announced that they’re going to release their material in a less conventional way – with an album trilogy, entitled ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!. Today, they released the first single off of their “¡Uno! ” album, “Oh Love”, accompanied by a lyric video (above).
The track begins reminiscent of “Brain Stew”, in the sense that it starts out with the guitar progression, before leading into a more up-tempo and drum based beat. The vocals sound much more raw than usual for Green Day, as if they are straight from the demo tape. While there is still some elements of the song that sound like classic Green Day, it is clear they took a more pop-based direction with this track.
Upon first listen, it seemed to be an “alright” approach” as a lead single for the new album. However, once you continue listening over and over again, you’ll definitely find yourself with it stuck in your head.
What do you think of Green Day’s latest single?