Just a month after Green Day gave us “Oh Love,” we now get another new song from their upcoming UNO! album, but this one is much more exciting than the previous single. It gets you moving, has a groove, and is a fun song in general. Of course it’s going to get lots of negative comments because it’s not the classic punk rock Green Day everybody knows and loves, but this sound still works for them pretty damn well.
It starts out with a rockabilly guitar riff and Billie awkwardly singing “ooh-ooo.” I personally think this part is kind of weird. It just doesn’t seem to fit him and he sounds drunk when doing it, but it’s forgivable because he’s just having a good time. Then Billie launches into lyrics about a sleazy night in New York complete with pockets full of pills, blood, murder, and unholy thoughts. The good time vibe of the song, the groove it has, the music, and even the singing style all sound like the Foxboro Hot Tubs. This song sounds like something that could’ve been featured on that album. It’s interesting that the band decided to go with this sound for their new album, rather than saving the song for their side project.
When comparing this single with “Oh Love” this song is the superior of the two. It’s not that “Oh Love” was bad. It just doesn’t get the adrenaline going like this one does. Also, the song was on the slow side, which is unexpected for a first single. Also, the subject of this song is a bit easier to decipher than the previous single. There are times when “Kill the DJ” gets repetitive, mostly during the chorus since all that Billie says is “Someone kill the DJ,” but because it’s so catchy and haves you singing by the second verse, it’s not much of an issue.
This is just a really fun song that makes you move and groove. I know when I heard it the first time, I absolutely fell in love with it. There was no listening to it five times to decide whether or not I liked it. And just like with their previous single, it doesn’t sound like the fast, punk rock stuff they’ve done in the past, which will anger some fans of course. I think the song is good even though it doesn’t fit in with their past style. Also, the band doesn’t really abandon their previous sound at all. The attitude and punk vibe are still there, it just sounds different. They’re at least making music they’re still passionate about. And of course it’s catchy just like with all of the band’s songs.
Green Day has recently released their own Angry Birds game with them starring as the pigs. The game is available to play on Facebook and fans can unlock another new Green Day song “Troublemaker” when they play the game. They also released the music video for their first single “Oh Love” last week. Their new album UNO! part of an upcoming trilogy UNO! DOS! TRE!, will be released September 25.
To listen to “Kill the DJ,” watch the “Oh Love” video, and pre-order their upcoming album UNO! visit their official site.
For reviews on Green Day’s “Oh Love” and their past albums, including the infamous Dookie, visit Radio Not Found.