Green Day assure "everything is gonna be alright" in new song "Pollyanna"

Publish Date
Friday, 21 May 2021, 3:00PM

By definition, pollyanna is "an excessively cheerful or optimistic person," and while there hasn't been much to be happy about during the past year it looks like there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Earlier this week, Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy announced that the Hella Mega Tour was in fact happening this summer, with a slightly tweaked itinerary, and Green Day celebrated the news by dropping an excessively cheerful and optimistic new song called "Pollyanna."

"Don't let 'em get you down/ Don't let 'em push you around," Billie Joe Armstrong instructs in the uplifting chorus. "We’re gonna take back the night/ Everything's gonna be alright."

Listen to "Pollyanna" above.

Green Day shared another single, "Here Comes The Shock," back in February, so are they working on the follow-up to last year's Father of All...? During an interview with NME last November, Armstrong admitted that though he's been writing a lot during quarantine, he's not sure what will come out of it — and that's a good thing.

“Whether we do a full-length album or an EP or just a song, we have a lot of different options. It’s a matter of whenever the right moment happens,” he explained at the time. ​“That’s the beauty of the way you can put music out these days. You don’t have to wait for any gatekeeper to tell you that the timing is right.”

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