Green Day's voyeuristic album

Green Day's next album is very "personal and voyeuristic", frontman Billy Joe Armstrong has revealed


This article is from 2012.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Green Day's billy Joe Armstrong

Green Day's new album will be "voyeuristic".

The 'Basket Case' hitmakers are currently working on the follow-up to 2009's '21st Century breakdown' and say the lyrics will be among their most intimate ever.

In a video teaser posted on YouTube, frontman Billy Jo Armstrong said: "I think it's so personal and so voyeuristic. This is the first time we ever really sung about f**king."

The group have promised fans won't be disappointed by the songs.

Bassist Mike Dirnt said: "I'm just trying to make people feel more attached - as attached to this record as we feel.

"I know it's daunting. You sit there and you can hold the record and look at it as a piece of art, where you can go, 'Come on in, even further'. The songs are going to f**king blow [your] minds."

The band have previously played new material at live shows,

showcasing a faster, more aggressive sound than the melodic pop of their last few albums. Working titles included 'Wow, That's Loud' and 'Make Out Party'.

The group - completed by drummer Tre Cool - had been demoing material as early as last May.

Billie Joe said at the time: "O.K. here's the scoop. Green Day has been jamming new songs everyday. There's a ton of new songs. The direction is fresh and high energy. Feels great."

This article is from 2012.

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