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Green Day takes on the American dream in ‘Back in the USA’

/ 07:48 PM November 19, 2017

Green Day has just released a greatest hits album that includes the brand-new track “Back in the USA”, which has now been given the video treatment with a black-and-white satire of the American dream.

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The video opens on a 1950s-style scene of American life, complete with lawn-mowing, sweater vests and waving neighbors. Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong grabs a copy of the newspaper, headlined “Presidential Address Tomorrow,” and heads inside before getting a visit from a traveling sunglasses saleswoman who changes his outlook on his seemingly idyllic lifestyle.

He is soon joined by his fellow band members as they bring their new outlook to the stage.

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“Back in the USA” is one of two new tracks to feature on the band’s just-released album, called “God’s Favorite Band”. The 22-track LP also showcases the new song “Ordinary World” featuring Miranda Lambert. JB

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