Only one week ago, Billie Joe Armstrong’s new side project The Longshot shared their debut EP. Today, the band released their full-length album, Love Is For Losers, named after their current single. To celebrate the new album, The Longshot also unveiled the music video for the title track.
The new song is a love song of sorts. During the chorus, Billie Joe warns that “love is for losers” before admonishing, “stupid kid, you’re a loser now.” The straightforward song could easily have fit on Green Day’s first trilogy record, ¡Uno! The music video is similarly simple. The whole band performs in front of a jumble of glowing neon letters. The setting looks like a fair that has just closed down for the season, the sense of fun now stale and a bit haunting. Although not a whole lot happens throughout the video, it has appealing visuals that highlight the song’s mood.
Watch the music video for “Love Is For Losers” below:
Fans need not worry about the fate of Green Day. Indeed, Green Day is famous for starting up new side projects between albums. Before American Idiot, they played as The Network. Before 21st Century Breakdown, they performed as Foxboro Hot Tubs. Lately, the band has been touring as The Coverups and playing varied covers of others’ music. And while Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool aren’t involved with The Longshot, Billie Joe Armstrong has long played with his side band Pinhead Gunpowder.
Green Day has kept busy these past few years. After releasing Revolution Radio in 2016, last November they launched their second greatest hits compilation, God’s Favorite Band. It included one new song, “Back In The USA.”
It will probably be at least a year before we get another Green Day record. For now, let’s enjoy Billie Joe’s new band. Enjoy the new album and music video, and keep checking back here for all the latest Longshot music news.