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Revolution Radio is the twelfth studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on October 7,

2016 through Reprise Records. The lead single, "Bang Bang", premiered on August 11, 2016. The album's title track, "Revolution Radio", was released on September 9, 2016.

It is the first album since 21st Century Breakdown (2009) to be recorded as a trio after Jason White returned to being a touring member in 2016.

Background

Work began on the album in 2014 after the 99 Revolutions Tour in 2013. Prior to the recording sessions, Jason White chose not to participate and demoted himself back to a touring member. The first single, "Bang Bang" was released on August 11, 2016 prior to the album's release. Lyric videos of the title track, "Revolution Radio" and "Still Breathing" were released on September 9 and September 23 respectively, both charting. On the album's release date, a lyric video for "Youngblood" appeared on the band's website. Later official lyric videos for both the songs "Ordinary World" and "Say Goodbye" were released. On November 7, a music video for "Still Breathing" was released, later as the second official single on November 12. On January 16, a lyric video was released for "Troubled Times." "Revolution Radio" was then released as the final single for the album on May 16, 2017. On September 8, the lyric video for the song "Too Dumb to Die" was released. The final track, "Ordinary World" was featured in a film of the same name, starring Armstrong. The film was released on October 14, 2016 in the United States.

Critical Reception

Track Listing

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Somewhere Now" 4:08
2. "Bang Bang" 3:25
3. "Revolution Radio" 3:00
4. "Say Goodbye" 3:39
5. "Outlaws" 5:02
6. "Bouncing Off The Wall" 2:40
7. "Still Breathing" 3:44
8. "Youngblood" 2:32
9. "Too Dumb to Die" 3:23
10. "Troubled Times" 3:04
11. "Forever Now"
  • I. "I'm Freaking Out"
  • II. "A Better Way to Die"
  • III. "Somewhere Now [Reprise]"
6:52
  • 1:57
  • 1:47
  • 3:08
12. "Ordinary World" 3:00
Total Runtime: 44:29


Japanese Version
No. Title Length
13. "Letterbomb" (Live) 4:34
Total Runtime: 49:03

The live version of Letterbomb was recorded at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on September 2, 2010.

Personnel

Green Day

Additional personnel

  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Andrew Scheps – mixer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering
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