Good Charlotte release music video for “Actual Pain” off forthcoming LP ‘Generation Rx’

Last week (after a bit of teasing), Good Charlotte released their first new song in almost two years, “Actual Pain.” They’ve now released a music video to go along with the song, which can be seen above. Directed by Jake Stark, the video sees a man getting lost in memories of his youth in the house he grew up in, but as he looks back, things aren’t so simple. The band performs in the same house, and we begin to see the anguish he’s experiencing, but there’s a certain solidarity in knowing we’re never alone in dealing with our pain.

“Actual Pain” comes along with the announcement of Good Charlotte’s seventh studio album, Generation Rx, which will be released via MDDN and BMG on September 14. In a recent press release, speaking about the message of the album and the title Generation Rx, Benji and Joel said, “At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot…. 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.”

Good Charlotte will be touring across Europe and the UK in February 2019, as well as festival performances in Europe and Mexico this summer. The band haven’t announced any touring plans for the US, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they head stateside soon. Take a look at their full list of upcoming shows below and head to their website for tickets and more info on all shows.

May 31, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Open Air
June 01, 2018 – Nüremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
June 03, 2018 – Nürburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring
October 13, 2018 – Puebla, Mexico – Comuna Festival
February 01, 2019 – Zürich, Switzerland – X-Tra
February 03, 2019 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
February 05, 2019 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
February 07, 2019 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
February 08, 2019 – Paris, France – Zenith
February 09, 2019 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
February 13, 2019 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
February 16, 2019 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
February 20, 2019 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace