Yes, next Wednesday (August 15), they’ll officially premiere their brand-new video for “Oh Love” on MTV, then stick around for a 30-minute interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on MTV.com, where they’ll answer fan-submitted questions and talk all about their upcoming trio of new albums. It’s all part of “MTV First: Green Day,” and it kicks off at 7:49 p.m. ET.
Following the “Oh Love” world premiere, the music video will go into immediate rotation on MTV Hits and mtvU, and will debut on AMTV the following morning.
“Oh Love” is, of course, the first single taken from the band’s upcoming trilogy of albums — ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! — and the video was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Samuel Bayer, who has directed clips like “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” which won an armload of Moonmen at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year .
As for the song itself, well, it’s a bit of a departure from recent Green Day hits, mostly because, as frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told MTV News last month, it’s not some heady, politically charged number. Instead, it deals squarely with matters of the heart … not to mention a few other vital areas of the anatomy:
“‘Oh Love’ is kind of like leading with your heart and not necessarily with your brain as much,” he said. “And [also] kind of maybe losing your mind, and shooting a little bit more from the crotch area.”
And you can catch all the crotch-centric action when Green Day debut the video for “Oh Love” during “MTV First: Green Day,” airing Wednesday, August 15 at 7:49 p.m. ET on MTV! Users from outside the United States can watch by visiting OhLove.MTV.com simultaneously.