Green Day’s new album, Revolution Radio, just came out last month. Following the aggressive and topical first single, “Bang Bang,” the second single is the poignant “Still Breathing.” After frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s iHeartRadio incident in 2012 stunted their trilogy promotion and landed him in rehab, this is, perhaps surprisingly, the only new song that really addresses his addiction recovery. But Billie didn’t want to dwell too much on his own troubles, and the song takes on a bigger message that can apply to many different situations.
The “Still Breathing” video paints a picture of the calm after the storm. Scenes with various troubled people give the video a grand, all-encompassing vibe. However, the song’s personal meaning is made clear in the scenes with the three Green Day guys. Billie Joe wanders alone throughout most of the video, looking reflective and isolated. Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool are both in a large practice room, bass and drums ready as they wait for their third bandmate. It’s not until the music stops that Billie finally reunites with them. It’s a moving music video and Green Day’s most personal in years. Watch “Still Breathing” below:
“Bang Bang” and “Still Breathing” are the first two singles from Green Day’s powerful new album, Revolution Radio. The band has also shared lyric videos for the title track, “Youngblood,” “Ordinary World,” and “Say Goodbye.” You can buy Revolution Radio on iTunes or Green Day’s official website now. Green Day also has a tour set for most of 2017. Be sure to find dates and tickets before it’s too late. It’s great to see Green Day back on top again, and it feels like they’re just getting started. Keep checking back here for all the latest Green Day news.