Green Day have released their new single, “Dilemma,” taken from thei 14th studio album Saviors, due January 19, 2023. The high-octane new track joins previously released singles, “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and “Look Ma, No Brains!”.
The accompanying black-and-white music video finds Billie Joe Armstrong passed out on the ground as he slurs out the brutally honest lyrics, “I was sober now I’m drunk again / I’m in trouble and in love again / I don’t want to be a dead man walking / I don’t want to be a dead man walking.” The visual follows the band through a classic night of performing hard and partying even harder. As the track winds down, memories start to gain some color as Billie gets hit with the cold hard sober truth: Drunk Billie made a mess of everything.
“‘Dilemma’ was one of those songs that was kind of easy to write because it was so personal to me. We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness. This song is all about the pain that comes from those experiences.” - Billie Joe Armstrong
Earlier this year, Green Day kicked off Rocktober with the release of their first single from Saviors – “The American Dream Is Killing Me” – following a massive Las Vegas takeover during When We Were Young Festival weekend. The track is currently #1 on Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart.
Green Day have never shied away from vulnerable subject matter in their lyrics, and Saviors is no different. Recorded in London and Los Angeles, Saviors is the latest powerful collaboration between Green Day and Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo, whose notable previous work with Green Day includes two of the band’s most iconic albums, 1994’s Dookie and 2004’s American Idiot.
The record comes just ahead of Dookie’s 30th anniversary – celebrations have already begun with the release of a massive deluxe edition of the album and a surprise show in Las Vegas, where the band performed Dookie from front to back to a sold-out crowd of superfans.
Recently, Green Day announced a larger-than-life 2024 global stadium tour with support from the illustrious rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas in North America and Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and Maid of Ace in the UK/EU. The Saviors Tour, fueled by Monster Energy, kicks off in Europe next May before making its way to North America in July for an intoxicating summer run through the states. All tour dates can be found HERE.