Green Day surprised fans when they announced their new single, “Here Comes The Shock,” three days ago. Today, the band shared their energetic new song along with a fitness-themed music video. It’s a short and fun track, but fans can’t help but wonder: Is this a standalone single? The lead for a new album? That’s still unclear, but the song is a welcome gift for fans.
At only two and a half minutes long, “Here Comes The Shock” is short but kinetic. It opens with Tré Cool’s blasting drums and some rough guitar before it kicks into high gear. Billie Joe Armstrong sings about an energized crowd, intoning on the chorus that they’re “gonna do some damage and some damage will be done.” It’s a pretty straight-forward song, though it’s unclear when Green Day recorded it. Is it new, or a leftover from before? It sounds less like Father Of All… and more like a 21st Century Breakdown b-side, but who knows.
“Here Comes The Shock” gets a fittingly fitness-themed new music video. It stars Hilken Mancini from Punk Rock Aerobics. As the song plays, Hilken guides viewers through an array of aerobic moves named after punk figures and themes of the scene. It’s simple but effective, just like the song itself.
Watch the music video for “Here Comes The Shock” below:
“Here Comes The Shock” will be available to stream or buy starting tonight at midnight in the US, and starting Monday in the rest of the world. It seems to be a standalone single, but we’ll see if Green Day has anything else planned.
More from Green Day
One year ago, Green Day released their album Father Of All… It featured the singles “Father Of All…,” “Fire, Ready, Aim,” “Oh Yeah!,” and “Meet Me On The Roof.” It’s a fun and straightforward record, weaving in elements of Motown along with Green Day’s brand of punk rock. While it’s not their strongest or most ambitious release (see instead American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown, and the trilogy), it is refreshingly carefree and fast-paced.
Last April, the band put out the “Otis Big Guitar Mix” EP, featuring alternate versions of three trilogy songs. Sure, the trilogy had come out eight years prior, but it’s never too late for more goodies from it, right? Hear new mixes of “Lazy Bones,” “Wild One,” and “Oh Love.”
The last thing we heard from Green Day was their cover of “Dreaming” by Blondie last May.
New Music From Billie Joe & The Network
Billie Joe spent much of 2020 releasing covers of songs. At the end of November, he released them all together in the album No Fun Mondays. See the full tracklist for No Fun Mondays below:
- I Think We’re Alone Now
- War Stories
- Manic Monday
- Corpus Christi
- That Thing You Do!
- You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
- Kids In America
- Not That Way Anymore
- That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll
- Gimme Some Truth
- Whole Wide World
- Police On My Back
- A New England
True fans of Green Day may have noticed that 2020 was a special year. Indeed, their side band The Network had predicted mayhem back in 2003. So Green Day’s timely revival of the group… I mean, their rivals…. was a pleasant diversion. The Network put out a full album in December, Money Money 2020 Pt. II: We Told Ya So! Listen to that, and check out music videos for “Trans Am,” “Flat Earth,” “Fentanyl,” “Threat Level Midnight,” “Asphyxia,” and “Degenerate.”
Hella Mega Tour
This summer, Green Day tentatively plans to embark on their Hella Mega Tour, co-headlining with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. COVID-19 forced them to postpone all dates from 2020 to 2021. Let’s hope that the pandemic will under control in time for the tour to happen! Otherwise, it may see another year-long delay.
Tickets for the Hella Mega Tour are on sale now. Be sure to get tickets before it’s too late! Some dates have already sold out, so don’t wait!
Enjoy Green Day’s new song! We’re not sure if “Here Comes The Shock” is a standalone single or the start of a new era, but we’ll keep you posted. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.
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