Green Day Announce New Album ‘Savoirs’, Share ‘The American Dream Is Killing Me’ Video
Green Day have announced their new album Saviors, which is out 19 January via Reprise and Warner. The follow-up to 2020’s Father of All… opens with the new song The American Dream Is Killing Me. Watch the zombie-themed music video for the track below.
Recorded in London and Los Angeles, Saviors is the latest collaboration between Green Day and Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo, whose notable previous work with Green Day includes two of the band’s most beloved albums, 1994’s Dookie and 2004’s American Idiot.
The American Dream Is Killing Me was one of the last tracks written and recorded for Saviors. “As soon we cut it, we said, Okay, that’s going first,’” says singer Billie Joe Armstrong, who describes the new song as “a look at the way the traditional American Dream doesn’t work for a lot of people – in fact, it’s hurting a lot of people.”
The band also shared the following statement about 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 release of Saviors comes just ahead of the 30th anniversary of Dookie and celebrations have already begun with the release of a massive deluxe edition of the album which includes previously unreleased Dookie demos – 4-Track Demos and Cassette Demos – and Outtakes as well as two seminal live recordings, Live At Woodstock (1994) and the previously unreleased Live In Barcelona (June 5 ’94).