Global rock icons Green Day, composed of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool, have made a fiery return with their rallying anthem “The American Dream Is Killing Me.” This powerful track serves as the lead single and opening number from the band’s upcoming 14th studio album, Saviors, set to be released on January 19th, 2024, through Reprise/Warner Records.
Green Day introduced “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and another new track, “Look Ma, No Brains!” during an electrifying Las Vegas takeover, which included a sold-out surprise show at the 800-capacity Fremont and back-to-back headline performances at the When We Were Young Festival last weekend.
“The American Dream Is Killing Me” is one of the final tracks penned and recorded for Saviors. Billie Joe Armstrong describes it as a critical examination of how the traditional American Dream doesn’t work for many people and, in fact, is causing harm.
In addition to the track, Green Day has unveiled a film noir-inspired black and white music video featuring the band amidst a zombie apocalypse. This gripping video was directed by Brendan Walter and Ryan Baxley and was filmed in Los Angeles.