Single Review: Green Day – Kill The DJ

Following on from ‘Oh Love’, Green Day have released ‘Kill The DJ’ as the second single from their upcoming album ‘¡UNO!’.

The pop-punk veterans have shook things up a bit with this one, delving into something they haven’t really attempted since the power-pop days of ‘Warning’.

‘Kill The DJ’ is a lethal combination of indie guitar riffs layered beneath the pomp and swagger of it’s killer dance floor hooks.

Lyrically, it’s far from their best, but Armstrong’s words are incredibly visceral in parts, something or someone has really pissed him off. In an interview, the frontman recently told Rolling Stone:

It’s about static and noise. Yeah – and all of the things inbetween. Like this government cannot, will not, agree with itself. They refuse to make it work. Right, left – it doesn’t matter. It blows your mind and pisses you off. It’s a song about being drunk, going through this chaos, feeling fucked up and all you want to do is get more drunk: I don’t even want to know about it anymore.

Evidently, the political rock opera element to their music features to a small extent, but it doesn’t hold the song back from being the funkiest, grooviest pop number the trio have ever done.

Together with ‘Oh Love’ and the furious punk anthem – ‘Let Yourself Go‘, ‘Kill The DJ’ serves as a mouth-watering appetiser for what is an avalanche of songs to come.

4 Stars.

Listen below.

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