Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong has detailed the personal turmoil he experienced in the years leading up to the band’s explosive new album, Revolution Radio. Substance abuse (specifically a prescription pill addiction) and other personal demons threatened to derail his entire life and career, but he’s bounced back in a big way.
“Still Breathing,” one of the intensely personal songs on Revolution Radio tackling some of the themes and elements that went into Armstrong’s career resurrection, is a standout track on the album — and now it has a music video, featuring Armstrong and band mates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool among its acting talent.
Thematically, the clip does justice to the song’s lyrics. Armstrong, wandering a lonely road (sorry) for much of the clip, is separated from Dirnt and Cool (who eventually grow tired of waiting and start playing the song together in a warehouse space). It’s all very poetic and is a fine video treatment of the affecting song:
Revolution Radio was released on October 7 and the band has a slew of tour dates coming up in the coming months — check below for their schedule:
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