“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.