I always have been, and always will be, bias to support Green Day, but I’m the first to admit that the band’s recent run of more-miss-than-hit trio albums showed signs that Green Day might have hit a wall. But that’s not the first time that’s every happened to a 20+ year career (ex. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam), and, through the concept albums and the broadway musicals, Green Day has continued through love, hate, and indifference to treck forward doing whatever works for them.
And this week we got something completely unexpected from lead man Billie Joe Armstrong, but this is more of a pleasant surprise.
Armstrong and Norah Jones (!) met up in NYC and rerecorded the Everly Brothers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The album will be called Foreverly and will be released November 25th.
This is a very random album to come along, but listen to their rerecording of “Long Time Gone” below and there’s a sign that this album might be great. I guess Armstrong still has some tricks up his sleeve. If anything, it might just spark some creativity back into his main project.
For a full interview with Armstrong and Jones detailing how this album was born, check out Stereogum.
“Long Time Gone”
And click here to hear the original Everly Brother’s album.