Country fans will find a familiar voice on rock band Green Day’s new album, Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. Appearing on the acoustic song “Ordinary World,” is CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, who perfectly harmonizes with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong throughout the track.
“Where can I find the city of shining light / In an ordinary world? / How can I leave a buried treasure behind / In an ordinary world?” the two sing together as a guitar strums along.
“After all of the chaos that’s on the album, whether it’s pop culture or whatever new apps we’re using, everything gets so complicated. At some point you want something simple. That’s sort of what ‘Ordinary World’ is about,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone of his decision to include the poignant song on the album, which originally appeared on Green Day’s 2016 project, Revolution Radio.
The song isn’t the first time Lambert has teamed up with Armstrong. At the 2014 GRAMMY Awards, the collaborators performed a tribute to the late Phil Everly with an acoustic performance of the Everly Brothers song “When Will I Be Loved.”
Green Day’s Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band, is available everywhere now.
Fans can catch Lambert performing her own hits when she embarks on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour in January. More information about dates and tickets is available on her official website.