Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Says New Album Will Be ‘Vouyeristic’ and ‘Personal’
Punk veterans Green Day have posted another studio update about their new album. According to Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, the as-yet-untitled record will be “the first time we ever really sung about f—ing”.
The trio confirmed earlier this month that they are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2009′s ’21st Century Breakdown.’ They seem to be avoiding the concept album approach that started with 2004′s ‘American Idiot’ album, which revitalized their career. The upcoming disc appears to be taking more of a straightforward rock approach.
Green Day seem pretty pumped about the work they’ve done so far, with Armstrong gushing: “I think it’s so personal and so voyeuristic. This is the first time we ever really sung about f—ing.”
Bassist Mike Dirnt has pretty high expectations and thinks fans will embrace the finished product, promising it will “blow their f—ing minds.”
Green Day revealed a new track called ‘Carpe Diem’ at a concert in San Francisco last November. The group played over 15 new songs before that in August at a secret show in Costa Mesa, Calif. None of the tracks performed that night has been confirmed to appear on the new album.
After adapting songs from both ‘American idiot’ and ’21st Century Breakdown’ into the successful Broadway production American Idiot: The Musical, it will now be turned into a feature film. The project will be produced by Tom Hanks and slated for a 2013 release. Billie Joe Armstrong may appear in the movie but no other casting information has been released.
Watch the third studio update from Green Day below