- Publish Date
- Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:20AM
After weeks of teasing fans with a new song, on Thursday (January 16) Green Day released the video for its new song “Oh Yeah!”
The new single, which was formally called “Bulletproof Backpack,” is the third song on Father of All... following the title track and “Fire, Ready, Aim.”
The “Oh Yeah!“ video opens with Tré Cool giving a tutorial on how to play the new track and while a fan is watching the clip, he runs into Billie Joe Armstrong — literally… with his car. The video then follows people being glued to their social media apps as the band performs the song.
The video seems to be showcasing the influence of social media in the lives of people of all ages along with society's obsession with always being online and getting attention.
“Everybody is a star (Star)/ Got my money and I'm feeling kinda low (Feeling kinda low)/ Everybody got a scar (Scar/ Ain't it funny how we're running out of hope?” Armstrong sings in the chorus.
“I just feel like with all of the chaos going on, no-one ever hesitates to take a good selfie,” Armstrong previously explained about the meaning behind the above lyrics. As for the song as a whole, Armstrong told Kerrang!: “It’s sort of about being freaked out around the polarisation that we live in right now. Whether it’s kids getting shot in schools, or the closest thing that America has ever seen to fascism. Light stuff…”
Father of All... is scheduled for a February 7, 2020 release.
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission