This morning on the New Zealand iTunes Store, Green Day’s song “Revolution Radio” was released and is now available for purchase and download.
The song clocks in at 3 minutes in length and is very guitar driven. We have added the lyrics to the song to our music section here. Check out a short preview of the song below:
Billie Joe has described the song as:
“I was just watching this controlled chaos, and it was going and happening all over the country. I was feeling that people don’t want to feel obsolete in the things that we care about. That’s sort of what the song is about.”
It looks like the release is slowly making its way around the world, starting in the eastern-most part as it is beginning to be Friday there. As your timezone gets closer to Friday, keep checking the iTunes Store or Spotify to see if the song is available for you. If you’ve pre-ordered the album on iTunes, it will notify you when the song is available for download.
For those in the US and Canada, the song should hit the iTunes Store, Spotify, and other services around midnight eastern. If you have yet to pre-order the album, you can do so on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
Let us know when you’ve heard it and tell us what you think!
Green Day interview on The Project – http://theprojecttv.com.au
Broadcast date: 21 September, 2012 – Produced by Roving Enterprises (Australia).
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool. Cool replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990, prior to the recording of the band’s second studio album, Kerplunk (1992).
Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were from the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie released through Reprise Records became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, The Offspring and Rancid, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s three follow-up albums, Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000) did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, though they were still successful, with Insomniac and Nimrod reaching double platinum and Warning reaching gold status. The band’s rock opera, American Idiot (2004), reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the United States. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released in 2009 which achieved the band’s best chart performance to date. The band will begin to release a trilogy of albums called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, to be released September 25, 2012, November 13, 2012, and January 15, 2013 respectively.