Generation Rx is set for release on 14 September 2018, including lead single Actual Pain.
Good Charlotte have announced the release their anxiously awaited seventh full-length studio album Generation Rx in September. It marks the first record to be released under the newly minted global partnership between the band’s MDDN label and BMG. The album’s lead single Actual Pain is the first taster of the band’s latest effort.
Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.
The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.
“At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot,” said Joel and Benji. “We just played a memorial service in honor of Lil Peep. We were thinking of that. Our generation was the first to have so many ways to deal with pain. Throughout this century, we’ve seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to bet back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience, and give anything we could to improve lives. The message is you can get through the pain, survive it, and have the life you want. We made the record on our own terms and our own time. In that respect, we channeled the soul of our first two albums. This is the album we’ve been waiting 15 years to create.”
Lead single Actual Pain makes good on that promise. Sweeping strings underscore a wall of distortion as a hypnotic hook cuts deep. Raw and relatable, it’s the perfect introduction to Generation Rx.
Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and the UK for a massive tour kicking off in February 2019.
Catch Good Charlotte live here:
01 February 2019 – X-Tra, Zürich/Switzerland
03 February 2019 – Alcatraz, Milan/Italy
04 February 2019 – Zenith, Munich/Germany
05 February 2019 – Palladium, Cologne/Germany
07 February 2019 – AB, Brussels/Belgium
08 February 2019 – Zenith, Paris/France
09 February 2019 – Stadthalle, Offenbach/Germany
11 February 2019 – Forum Karlin, Prague/Czech Republic
12 February 2019 – Torwar, Warsaw/Poland
13 February 2019 – Columbiahalle, Berlin/Germany
15 February 2019 – Rockhal, Luxembourg/Luxembourg
16 February 2019 – Sporthalle, Hamburg/Germany
18 February 2019 – 013, Tilburg/Netherlands
20 February 2019 – Alexandra Palace, London/United Kingdom