Hear New Songs by Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy
In anticipation of their Hella Mega tour, teased earlier this week and officially announced today, Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy have all released new singles.
Green Day’s song is called “Father of All … ” and is the title track from their upcoming album, due on Feb. 7. The LP will be the 13th studio release of the band's career, their first since 2016's Revolution Radio.
The band’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, described the new music as "the new soul, Motown, glam and manic anthemic. Punks, freaks and punishers! The Dirty messy. The Stink. The lyrics are like a party and lifestyle of not giving a fuck. The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos. The real shit.
"Me, Mike and Tre of the Green Day cut through the bullshit. That’s how it’s always been for us. Everything else is fake. Frauds I tell ya!! Rock has lost its balls. We’re gonna teabag all these motherfuckers. The baddest rock band on the planet that gives a shit. 'Glorious' or 'glorious anarchy' seems to be the word that keeps coming up that reflects Dancing. Tribalism. Anxiety. Joy. Violence. Drugs. Booze. Dangerous songs for dangerous kids! Our motto?? 'Nothing says fuck you like a unicorn.'"
Listen to Green Day's 'Father of All ... '
Weezer’s new track, “The End of the Game,” features anthem-sized guitar work reminiscent of ‘80s arena rockers like Van Halen. It should come as no surprise that the band’s new LP is titled Van Weezer.
“The inspiration came from our live shows, where, in the middle of ‘Beverly Hills,’ unlike on the album, everything stops and I just break out with this crazy guitar solo,” frontman Rivers Cuomo told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, when discussing the Van Weezer project. “We noticed that, recently, the crowd just goes crazy when I do that. So it feels like maybe the audience is ready for some shredding again.”
The LP is due for release in May.
Listen to Weezer's 'The End of the Game'
The third single in this trifecta of new music comes from Fall Out Boy. The pop-punkers' track is called “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” and features Wyclef Jean, best known as a member of '90s hip-hop group the Fugees.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, bassist Pete Wentz spoke glowingly of the rapper. “I think we’ve always been big fans of Fugees and Wyclef," he said. "He’s got an incredible sense of melody that’s kind of out there. It’s like you can tell it’s a mix from all over kind of the globe, which is cool.”
The track will be featured on Believers Never Die - Volume 2, the second greatest-hits installment from the band, due on Nov. 15.
Listen to Fall Out Boy's 'Dear Future Self (Hands Up)'