Good Charlotte premiere Life Changes

Good Charlotte
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Good Charlotte have released a stream of their track Life Changes.

It’s the opening song on the band’s upcoming album Youth Authority, which is out on July 15 via Benji and Joel Madden’s own label MDDN and available for pre-order.

The band previously reported the follow-up to 2010’s Cardiology was written for “people who love music and are constantly motivated and trying to live a rad life.”

They added: “Everyone has something to prove to themselves, waking up every day and deciding to change their life for the better and help others do the same.

“Good Charlotte has always been about doing this together, motivating each other, finding the unity and energy that exists in taking life’s challenges and coming out on the other side. It’s about being inspired and excited to be both who you are and who you want to be.”

The Madden brothers, along with Billy Martin, Paul Thomas and Dean Butterworth, issued a lyric video for the single 40 oz. Dream last month.

They’ll appear on the Vans Warped Tour which gets underway on July 19 in Noblesville, Indiana.

Good Charlotte Youth Authority tracklist

  1. Life Changes
  2. Makeshift Love
  3. 40 oz. Dream
  4. Life Can’t Get Much Better
  5. Keep Swinging
  6. Reason To Stay
  7. Stray Dogs
  8. Stick To Your Guns
  9. The Outfield
  10. Cars Full Of People
  11. War
  12. Moving On
  13. Rise (Bonus track)

Good Charlotte on the Vans Warped Tour 2016

Jul 19: Noblesville Klipsch Music Center, IN
Jul 20: Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center, OH
Jul 21: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jul 22: Auburn Hills The Palace, MI
Jul: 23 Tinley Park Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, IL
Jul 24: Shakopee Canterbury Park, MN
Jul 26: Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park, WI
Jul 27: Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
Jul 28: Kansas City Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, KS

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