By Delaney Arias
Green Day springs back into action with ¡Uno! on Sept. 25. ¡Uno! is the first in a trilogy of albums that the band plans to release every other month until January. The songs on the album sound a lot like Green Day’s older material. With the opening track, “Nuclear Family,” the listener is thrown into a fast, rocking ride and it doesn’t stop there. A couple of songs in and you’re hit with “Let Yourself Go,” possibly the most punk track on the record. The song is loud and filled with guitar and drums that gets you going. The band makes listeners move and groove with “Kill The DJ.” You are reminded of teenage love and angst with “Sweet 16,” which features heart-warming lyrics like “You will always be my sweet 16.” The album ends with “Oh Love,” the first single. As frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says, “It pulls from the heartstrings, and it’s about love and sexual tension and things like that.”
The record is reminiscent of past Green Day albums such as American Idiot and Warning. The guitar riffs and Armstrong’s vocals are trademark Green Day, which the fans have and will continue to love. Although it may be a good thing to some that the band has gone back to their 2004 sound, some people want the newer-sounding Green Day from 21st Century Breakdown and won’t settle for less. The album is available to stream online before the release date on the band’s Facebook page. If you want to know more about the upcoming tour, which begins Nov. 26 and ends Feb. 8, visit the band’s website.