MTV First: Green Day

Watch Green Days brand-new video and a 30-minute exclusive interview.

Watch Green Days brand-new video and a 30-minute exclusive interview.
It’s all part of “MTV First: Green Day”.

‘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.”

Monday, 13. August 2012