Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy” was a perfectly fine — if unadventurous and slightly repetitive — lead-off single to 21st Century Breakdown, but prospects are already looking brighter for the group’s melancholic follow-up, “21 Guns.” Why? Well, It’s a much better song, with its melodic hook and soaring guitars. (Billie Joe hitting that high note on “gun” is perfection, too.)
The band’s brand-new video for the tune also trumps “Know Your Enemy” in the visual department. In the clip, the guys and a young couple face a siege of gunshots in a disheveled motel room. While nothing particularly earth-shattering, the nicely-shot video does the song justice. What do you think, Mixers? Are you enjoying “21 Guns” more than “Know Your Enemy” too? Watch the video below and decide.
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