was a pleasant surprise that it had been released considering the last official statement was that it was to be due on 21st December. Got tons to catch up on both pop culture and music news having been rather busy the last month.
Directed by Marc Webb, the song makes several references to Green Day's lead singer and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's upbringing and life, and several lyrical references to musical influences to boot, especially its dynamics reminiscent to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.
The video heavily draws inspiration from graffiti art, the same stylized design used primarily in the album artwork.
While this video was a leap from Green Day's usual videos of set pieces and stage videos, and while it was a breath of fresh air, i was longing for real video footage, something like a dissolving of the graffiti art into the real video of Green Day playing, somewhat reminiscent to the iconic scene of (500) days of summer.
And hell, Marc Webb doesn't disappoint..
- Orange glow of the dawning sunlight - check
- Billie Joe Armstrong - check
- Tre and Mike - Check
- playing the last sentiment of the lyrics which defines the song
- all atop the roof (what more can you ask for?)
Oh scream, America scream. Believe what you see, from Heroes & Cons.
oh, and East Jesus Nowhere's got its own video some time back too.