Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong took to Instagram to reveal that Green Day’s new single will drop next week. “Dear friends! green day is putting out a new single called ‘BANG BANG’ August 11. stay tuned for more details,” he wrote, accompanied by a black-and-white photo of the group looking typically cool and disaffected. He also capped the post with the cryptic hashtag #mynewband.
Last year on Christmas Eve, Green Day dropped a surprise holiday single called “Xmas Time of the Year,” which marked their first official release since 2012’s Uno!, Dos!, Tre! album trilogy. Despite the multiyear break, though, they’ve kept relatively busy. Last year, the group was inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, 25 years after the release of their first album, 39/Smooth. They also debuted a documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade, about the making of 2004’s American Idiot.