Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool – aren’t holding back on their latest single, “Dilemma.” This high-octane track will be featured on the band’s 14th studio album Saviors – due January 19, 2023 – along with their previously released singles “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and “Look Ma, No Brains!”.
The accompanying black-and-white music video finds Billie Joe Armstrong passed out on the ground as he slurs out the brutally honest lyrics, “I was sober now I’m drunk again / I’m in trouble and in love again / I don’t want to be a dead man walking / I don’t want to be a dead man walking.” The visual follows the band through a classic night of performing hard and partying even harder. As the track winds down, memories start to gain some color as Billie gets hit with the cold hard sober truth: Drunk Billie made a mess of everything.
“‘Dilemma’ was one of those songs that was kind of easy to write because it was so personal to me,” Billie Joe Armstrong explains. “We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness. This song is all about the pain that comes from those experiences.”
Earlier this year, Green Day kicked off Rocktober with the release of their first single from Saviors – “The American Dream Is Killing Me” – following a massive Las Vegas takeover during When We Were Young Festival weekend.