Surprise! Green Day have released a brand new track ‘Xmas Time Of Year‘ which, as you can guess from the title and the day, is dripping in festive delight. We’re talking sleigh bells an’ all.
The band have been working on new material for most of 2015, only breaking cover to promote their American Idiot documentary ‘Heart Like A Hand Grenade‘.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in June, Billie Joe Armstrong said “There’s definitely a great spirit going on. We’ve always been pretty charged up. Before we found any of this out, I had already written a few songs and everybody was really excited by them. And then we heard about the Hall of Fame, and we were just blown away. Yeah, I mean, we’re going to take our time. We’re not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we’re honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.
“I’ve got, like, four or five songs right now. I’m gonna take it really slow,” he adds. “I’m just gonna make sure every moment is inspired and that we have something that’s really special to us. And right now with the songs that we have, it’s going in the right direction.”
We’re yet to see if this right direction includes sleigh bells but here’s hoping.