AceShowbiz - Good Charlotte is going back to early 2000s on their new single, "40 oz. Dream". On Monday, April 4, the group dropped the song, which will appear on their upcoming album "Youth Authority", along with a coloring book-inspired lyric video.
On their nostalgic track, the band takes listeners to the era when pop/punk was exploding, when they were still sporting mohawks, when music was less confusing and when MTV was every teenager's favorite. They sing about waking up and finding out that these days "rappers were singing and rockers DJ-ing/ There's no guitars on the songs that they're playing."
"For us '40 oz. Dream' was the perfect song to kick off our new album," Good Charlotte's Benji Madden told Rolling Stone. "It's got all the sarcasm and humor we've always loved, and lots of affection for the past and present. As a band that formed in 1996, it's a fun moment to be welcomed back so warmly. We're very happy to have found our place in 2016."
As for the accompanying video, it was directed by Benji and Joel Madden's brother Josh. "I'm a big fan of Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and when the guys played me this song, it was the first thing I thought about - I started drawing right away," he explained.
"The whole idea of being young, watching MTV after school and seeing Snoop Dogg's 'What's My Name?' video made me think of being a kid. The influence Dre and Snoop have on us has always been pretty strong - those guys are serious about what they do, but they also showed us what a good time looks like," he added.
"Youth Authority" is due out on July 15. It will be their first album since "Cardiology", which arrived in late 2010.