Good Charlotte ride the nostalgia train on new single “40 oz. Dream”

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Good Charlotte made their official return to the pop-punk scene with the lead single, “Makeshift Love,” off their upcoming album, Youth Authority, due out on July 15. Now they’re sounding as rejuvenated and mellow as ever with the album’s second single, “40 oz. Dream.”

“40 oz. Dream” touches on the band’s formation and rise to fame around the time MTV reigned supreme, rapper Eazy-E was everywhere and the prominent acts in the L.A. punk scene were much younger and wilder in the 1990s. The lyric video, directed by Benji and Joel Madden’s brother Josh, documents these memories in the form of a coloring book that was inspired by artist Shea Serrano’s coloring books for adults.

“For us ’40 oz. Dream’ was the perfect song to kick off our new album,” lead guitarist Benji Madden said in an interview with 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.”

You can check out the lyric video below along with the video for “Makeshift Love.”

Good Charlotte will embark on a small, four-city tour later this month and will participate in July’s leg of Warped Tour. Digital and physical pre-orders for Youth Authority are available now.

Good Charlotte April Tour Poster

Good Charlotte April Dates:

04/18 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
04/20 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
04/21 Webster Hall, New York, NY
04/22 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA

July Warped Tour Dates w/ Good Charlotte:

07/19 Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis, IN
07/20 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
07/21 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinatti, OH
07/22 Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
07/23 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
07/24 Canterbury Park, Minneapolis, MN
07/26 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
07/27 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St Louis, MO
07/28 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, KS

Bianca Silva

Bianca Silva has two main passions in life: music and photography. When she's not wiring about it, you can catch her at a show with her friends or by herself. And outside the musical realm, you can find her ranting endlessly about baseball, especially the New York Mets.
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