At the time of writing, seven posts have been made to the Instagram account; featuring photographs from across the band’s lifespan. What sets the pictures apart, however, is that the face of each band member flickers to a rather ominous mask; reminiscent of a human skull.
As the band’s most recent album ‘Youth Authority’ was released back in summer 2016, this could be an allusion to a new album. However, in 2016, Benji Madden-one half of the twins at the core of Good Charlotte-stated “It was important for us to go out on our terms and it was really the whole point of this record and the next record. We are 37, I can’t see us doing Good Charlotte much passed 40. To be able to die happy and go I did it my way.”
Considering Benji, and his twin brother Joel, turn 40 in March 2019-could these posts also be pointing to the band’s imminent demise? Fans will be hopeful for further clarification sooner, rather than later.
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‘Youth Authority’ is out now via MDDN.