Green Day has had a big year with their politically charged new album, Revolution Radio. It’s offered us singles “Bang Bang,” “Still Breathing,” and the title track so far, in addition to lyric video for numerous album tracks. One song that earned a lyric video is “Troubled Times,” a particularly topical song that addresses the problems we face today.
Now, nearly seven months after we first saw the “Troubled Times” lyric video, the song has a mysterious new music video. It appeared on Vimeo under the username Rev Rad, and at first glance it looks fan-made. However, the footage of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong lip-synching the entire song seemingly into his own phone camera had never been seen before. Surrounding Billie we see footage of various crises that have made the news, ranging from President Trump’s endless blunders to the cruelty of bull-fighting.
Though the video appeared online mysteriously, Green Day shared the link on their official Facebook page. It is not on their YouTube channel. Is this an official video? Did Billie Joe make the video himself? Green Day has provided no answers yet to the questions fans have. We can only assume the video came from them in some way.
Watch the video for “Troubled Times” below:
Green Day released their most recent album, Revolution Radio, last October. So far it has launched three official singles, including “Bang Bang,” “Still Breathing,” and the title track. Last month, Billie Joe revealed that the band will film a music video for “Forever Now” soon. They’ll work with Sam Bayer, the director behind their American Idiot singles.
More cinematically generous than ever, the band has also shared seven lyric videos, starting with gritty animated “Bang Bang,” “Revolution Radio,” and “Still Breathing” clips. After the album’s release, the fun “Youngblood,” somber “Ordinary World,” and rollicking “Say Goodbye” followed suite. Finally, Green Day kicked off 2017 with a pointed jab at Donald Trump in “Troubled Times.”
You can buy Revolution Radio on iTunes or Green Day’s official website now, or stream it on Spotify. Speaking of Spotify, you can also see a four-part documentary of the band’s early years on Spotify, too. If you want a closer look at the Bay area punk scene Green Day sprang from, be sure to watch their new documentary, Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk. Green Day is currently touring North America. Be sure to check out dates and tickets before it’s too late.
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