Green Day dropped a new single yesterday. And while I am not running around the office dancing a jig in happiness due to one my all time favorite bands having new music out, I was pretty pumped about the news that the band will be launching three new album beginning in September. The song, titled “Oh Love” is no doubt Green Day, but it is a more pop, radio friendly Green Day.
The band’s trilogy of albums, titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, will be released over this fall and winter, beginning with the release of ¡Uno! on Sept. 25. The ¡Uno! cover boasts frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s face, while ¡Dos! features bassist Dirnt and ¡Tré! highlights drummer Tre Cool.
Each of the three albums has a totally different vibe. “The first one is power pop,” Armstrong recently told Rolling Stone. “The second is more garage-y, Nuggets-type rock. And the third is supposed to be epic. With the first album you’re getting in the mood to party. On the second one, you’re at the party. And the third album you’re cleaning up the mess.”
We’re assuming this epic party is going to get X-rated. Last month the trio dropped a 30-second trailer for the “Nuggets-type” album (¡Dos!), in which the band teases plenty of “songs about sex.” In March, Armstrong promised that the record would be “the first time we’ve ever really sung about f—ing.”
There is no doubt that I will be picking up the albums. But I would have liked to really be blown away by the first single. Check it out below, and if you happen to have some of the old-school 3-D glasses, it will be more enjoyable.