After years of speculation, Green Day have finally announced their new album Saviors will be released on January 19th, 2024. The band’s 14th studio album was produced by Rob Cavallo who last worked with the band on the Uno/Dos/Tre trilogy, and was also most famously at the helm for the band’s most successful albums, Dookie and American Idiot.
The band kicked off promotion for Saviors with the lead single ‘The American Dream Is Killing Me’ which the band had been teasing for the previous several weeks and debuted live in Las Vegas days before the single officially dropped. The graphic zombie-themed video was directed by Brendan Walter and featured a number of fans working as background actors after the band put out a call for extras earlier this month.
The music video also featured a description of what we can expect from the new album:
Saviors is an invitation into Green Day’s brain, their collective spirit as a band, and an understanding of friendship, culture and legacy of the last 30 plus years. It’s raw and emotional. Funny and disturbing. It’s a laugh at the pain, weep in the happiness kind of record. Honesty and vulnerability.
What is Saviors about, you ask? Power pop, punk, rock, indie triumph, disease, war, inequality, influencers, yoga retreats, alt right, dating apps, masks, MENTAL HEALTH, climate change, oligarchs, social media division, free weed, fentanyl, fragility….
What would Andy Warhol do? What would John Waters do? What would Quentin Tarantino do? What would GREEN DAY do?
The cover art for the new album features an edited image of a photo shot by Chris Steele-Perkins during a 1978 riot in Belfast, Northern Ireland that cost more than 3,700 people their lives.
The band also began teasing what is next with a caption on social media posts indicating that more news would be released on November 2nd with emoji suggesting a second single, ‘Look Ma, No Brains!’, will drop that day along with tour news. We’ll keep you posted on the tour news but you can watch the band debut ‘Look Ma, No Brains!’ live below at When We Were Young this past weekend.
Thanks to some early pre-order pages from retailers mistakenly showing the entire Saviors tracklisting, we also have confirmation that ‘One Eyed Bastard’ will be featured on the album, a demo of that song previously leaked last year, along with ‘1981’ which the band debuted live at FEQ in July. To view all the confirmed titles, head over to the Saviors page.