Watch Green Day’s Self-Reflective Music Video for ‘Still Breathing’


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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