Green Day Share Raucous New Single ‘One Eyed Bastard’

Green Day have shared their new single “One Eyed Bastard” from their upcoming album, Saviors out January 19th.

Savvy listeners may pick up on the guitar riff, which has a similar melody to Pink’sSo What?” but frontman Billie Joe Armstrong cites the godfathers of heavy metal as an influence on the song.

“One Eyed Bastard started off as just a riff that I had — a shuffle, almost like a Black Sabbath kind of riff. Lyrically, I was just reflecting on bad times in life. That’s the thing about nostalgia, sometimes you think, “That was an awful time.” Everybody’s got that ugly place in their life where they have to deal with ugly thoughts — it could be like revenge or whatever. Thankfully, I have an outlet in songwriting.”

The song comes with a visualizer showing a rag-tag gang, which includes Mickey Mouse in his “Steamboat Willie” getup, throwing hands at the camera.

Watch the video below.

Additionally, Green Day have announced free listening parties for Saviors happening in 200+ indie record stores around the world starting January 13th. Fans will have the chance to hear the album a week before its release along with the chance to score some exclusive goodies. See the list of participating record stores here.

Pre-order Saviors here.

Green Day recently rang in the New Year with a stellar five-song performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve. Watch the live debut of “Dilemma” below.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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