Updated: Jul 1, 2020
For their 13th album, Green Day decide to do away with the politics and bring on the party.
The decision for Green Day to eschew the political pageantry of their previous work and focus on a more raucous 1950’s era straight rock and roll album is a welcome one. Although arguably the band have more political firepower than ever to aim their vitriol filled microphone at, the band have seemingly stepped away to focus on good old-fashioned sex, drugs and Rock ‘N Roll.
Speaking to NME lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong outlined why the band decide to step away from politics for their latest album. “It was just too obvious… We live in really dangerous times right now. Everything feels sort of unpredictable. America is really fucked-up and it’s hard to draw any inspiration from it because it just depresses me.” Thankfully, this turned out to be the right decision as the finished album is one of the most exuberant of the bands storied catalogue.
At 10 tracks and under half an hour long, Father Of