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Green Day Further Tease “The American Dream Is Killing Me”

[Photo by: Jonathan Weiner]

Green Day are preparing to unleash something called “The American Dream Is Killing Me”, and it’s getting closer and closer. It all started on October 1 when the band signalled that it was time to wake up. A teaser that showed something was coming at 10:24, or October 24. The teasing continued with the sound of a guitar intro on October 12. It showed off a sound reminiscent of the band’s most dramatic periods, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. There has also been evidence of zombies on their social media. From their celebration of World Zombie Day to the teasing of an extra live show taking place in Las Vegas, it’s all got a bit undead.

Now a fresh teaser has appeared, and it gives us a little bit more context on what is going on. That comes via a vocal take from one Billie Joe Armstrong. Partnered with the caption “We Are Not Well”, the clip features what sounds like the chorus of the song. Billie Joe can be heard singing “The American dream is killing me” again and again over a classic punk rock beat. It has the heart and soul of a classic modern Green Day track. It even pulls a bit from the style of 2016’s Revolution Radio. What it all seems to mean is that the band are harking back to their past as a means of talking about the present.

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At a time when the world feels like it is falling apart at the seams, it takes a band like Green Day to stand up and fight for what is right. They have done it in the past, and they are seemingly doing it all over again. With a week to go until all is revealed, there’s plenty of time to get more excited.

Green Day will be headlining When We Were Young this coming weekend (October 21/22), with them also playing another mystery show in Las Vegas too. idobi Radio are going to be there all weekend long, interviewing all your favorite bands and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans. You’ll want to be tuned in right here.

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