Green Day unveiled a teaser trailer on Thursday (June 14) for their upcoming ¡Uno! ̵ the appropriately-titled first installment of their three-album trilogy — and, in a decidedly refreshing change of pace, this isn’t just some sneak peek … it’s an outright reveal about what fans can expect on the disc.
For starters, there’s the fact that the fast-fingered folks can catch a glimpse of no less than a dozen song titles simply by hitting pause at the 11-second mark of the clip, where a dry-erase board behind frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s head clearly shows new tunes called “Nuclear Family,” “Carpe Diem,” “Let Yourself Go,” “Crushing Bastards,” “Teenage Blue/Angel Blue,” “Trouble Maker,” “Kill the DJ,” and “Makeout Party” (to name just a few).
Green Day also use the trailer to unveil the artwork for the upcoming album — it’s due September 25 — which features Armstrong’s head, in stark black and white, eyes crossed-out, overlaid atop an electric green background. There are also fleeting shots of what appears to be the artwork for the next album in the series: It’s called ¡Dos! and shows bassist Mike Dirnt with his eyes exed-out too … meaning that that the third and final record — called ¡Tre!, will presumably feature drummer (and namesake) Tré Cool on its cover.
And finally, there’s the matter of the song that accompanies the ¡Uno! trailer … a strutting, stop-start stomper that instantly brings to mind the Clash’s “The Magnificent Seven.” That song was released as a single off the band’s 1980 triple-album Sandanista! … and while we’re only speculating at this point, one can’t help but wonder if the similarities between that album and Green Day’s triple-disc effort end there. Guess we’ll just have to wait … until the next trailer, probably.