Check Out Green Day’s New Single, ‘Still Breathing’

Billie Joe gets dark on second single from 'Revolution Radio.'

By Robyn Collins

Green Day have released “Still Breathing,” the second single from their new album  Revolution Radio, which comes out October 7.

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“I’m like a soldier coming home for the first time/ I dodged a bullet and I walked across a landmine,” sings frontman Billie Joe Armstrong over a bed of jangly, insistent guitars.

“That was a very heavy song,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells Rolling Stone. “Sometimes I run away from being too heavy. But sometimes it just comes out that way.”

As the track his the chorus, the band clicks on the distortion, the song turns heavier and Armstrong shouts, “‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own/ My head’s above the rain the rain and roses making my way away.”

The lyrics aren’t meant to be about overcoming adversity. “At some point, we’re all going to have to be on life support,” Armstrong says. “As time goes on, your thoughts get darker.”

“Still Breathing” is the follow-up to the band’s first single “Bang Bang.” Green Day is currently on tour to support Revolution Radio.

Green Day:
09-23 Toronto, Ontario – World Cup of Hockey
09-24 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
09-26 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09-28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Theater
09-29 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
10-01 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10-03 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-08 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10-17 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
10-20 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
01-10 Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
01-11 Florence, Italy – Mandela Forum
01-13 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
01-14 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
01-16 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
01-18 Manheim, Germany – SAP Arena
01-19 Berlin, Germany – Mercedez Benz Arena
01-25 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
01-27 Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Globe
01-28 Malmo, Sweden – Malmo Arena
01-30 Cologne, Germany – Lanxesse Arena
01-31 Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
02-02 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
02-03 Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
02-05 Leeds, England – Leeds First Direct Arena
02-06 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
02-08 London, England – London the O2
06-23 Scheeßel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-24 Tuttlingen, Germany – Soutshide Festival

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