Well we finally have the first Green Day song in the post “American Idiot” era. With their new album “21st Century Breakdown” ready to come out soon, the first track of the same name has found its way online. I was curious as to what type of direction the band would be heading in, but it still seems to be pretty arena based. You will notice a few parts that are very The Who & Queen influenced. One part sounds like a direct influence from “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I feel like the song really hits its stride in the 2nd half.
Overall I am happy with it, but I was not completely blown away. It does sorta sound like it could have been off of “American Idiot”. With that said, this song will not make any of the “American Idiot” haters come back to their once beloved band. However, the song could work a lot better when it is surrounded by the rest of the album. Lets get on with it, they have come a long way since “Dookie”.
I will keep listening and hoping that the band can keep giving me reasons to still back them up. Give it a shot below fast, I am sure this will be gone very fast:
21st Century Breakdown hits stores in May