Taken off their upcoming new studio album Generation Rx, out on 14 September.
Good Charlotte have released Shadowboxer with an accompanying music video for the track, directed by Jake Stark. In line with Generation Rx’s lyrical themes, the video for Shadowboxer is a solitary look at what appear to be everyday people confronting the pain and struggle that is reflected back at them as they look at themselves the mirror. Such pain is often not visible to others as the stigma of mental health issues forces many people to suffer in silence.
Generation Rx is due for release on 14 September 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band’s MDDN label and BMG. This autumn, Good Charlotte will embark on a massive North American Tour in support of Generation Rx that will come to Europe in February of 2019.
Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. 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.
Catch Good Charlotte live across Europe in February:
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