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Considered to be more emotional than the lead single, "Still Breathing" is characterized as a "serious" track. Armstrong intended to make others happy, and to make a difference, by getting people to recognize themselves in the song. He described the track as "a very heavy song", and further explained, "Sometimes I run away from being too heavy. But sometimes it just comes out that way." While commenting on the chorus, I'm still breathing on my own, he added, "at some point, we're all going to have to be on life support. As time goes on, your thoughts get darker."
Green Day Still Breathing [Official Music Video]
The official music video was directed by P. R. Brown, and released on November 7, 2016. The video reflects the song's central theme of being in unsettled situations and getting through them. In the beginning of the video, Armstrong is shown as a solitary figure; his bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool are sitting lethargically in a different location. The video explores situations of various other characters as well, all starting out in a dejected state. The shots of Armstrong, Dirnt, and Cool are repeatedly seen interspersed with developments in the lives of the other characters. Eventually, all of them manage to find things that make them happy. As the video reaches its end, Armstrong is seen entering a warehouse and being happily reunited with his bandmates, who had begun to play their instruments without him there.
To match the song's emotional lyrics, the music video sees frontman Billie Joe Armstrong solemnly making his way through streets while bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool practice in a warehouse. Interwoven throughout the video are scenes from others' lives, creating a contemplative result that is a simply a pleasure to watch.
The music video comes after the band's explosive performance last night at the EMAs, where they took "American Idiot" and "Bang, Bang" to the stage. During "American Idiot," Armstrong changed some lyrics to diss current presidential candidate Donald Trump.
To match the song's emotional lyrics, the music video sees frontman Billie Joe Armstrong solemnly making his way through streets while bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool practice in a warehouse. Interwoven throughout the
For the music video, Director P.R. Brown wanted to feature the band members undergoing uncertainty and supplement it with various ordinary people dealing with internal struggles in natural settings. Acquiring shots like this required the production team to make a roadtrip across multiple locations in Oregon and California, stopping at specific national parks and other locations to get the perfect footage.
In the video seen above, Billie Joe Armstrong is among several characters in the clip seemingly drifting off and initially engrossed in melancholy in their expression. Even his bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool seem a little lethargic, but as the song picks up with the message that they are still alive and still breathing, each person in the video manages to escape their lull and make strides to breaking free of their longing and listlessness. Watch as it all plays out above.