Green Day premiered the title track from their forthcoming album Revolution Radio on Thursday night. It’s the second release from the collection; they previously debuted “Bang Bang” in August.
“Revolution Radio” is a wallop of hard-hitting guitars assisted by a battle cry: “We are revolution radio! Operation no control!” Like “Bang Bang,” it also houses a socio-political message: “Give me rage like there’s tear gas in the crowd,” Billie Joe Armstrong sings. “Do you want ’em allowed, but the air is barely breathing/ Lies, all the slums to the obsolete/ The dawn of the new airwaves for the anti-social media.”
“I think the world is ready for big guitars and big drums — and the truth,” drummer Tré Cool told EW earlier this summer when discussing Revolution Radio.
Revolution Radio is out Oct. 7, and the band will hit the road for a string of intimate club dates starting Sept. 20.