Green Day Share Personal New Single ‘Dilemma’

Green Day gives us an early holiday gift with their brutally honest new single “Dilemma” from their upcoming album, Saviors.

The song deals with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s struggle with addiction and trying to stay sober. Armstrong says the song “was one of those songs that was kind of easy to write because it was so personal to me. We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness. This song is all about the pain that comes from those experiences.”

The accompanying black and white video, directed by Ryan Baxley, starts with Armstrong face down on the floor as he sings “I was sober now I’m drunk again / I’m in trouble and in love again / I don’t want to be a dead man walking / I don’t want to be a dead man walking.” What follows is a night a partying, performing, and drinking with the boys, which starts out as good time and quickly turns into a nightmare.

Watch it below.

Saviors arrives on January 19th. Pre-order it here.

Green Day will embark on a massive stadium tour in support of the album next year. Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas will join them as special guests. Check out all their dates here.

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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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