Earlier this year, Fall Out Boy released their eclectic new album, M A N I A. It has spawned six singles so far, from the polarizing “Young And Menace” to widely lauded “Church.” Now, six months since we got the last music video, Fall Out Boy is back with a new clip for album closer “Bishops Knife Trick.” The moody track gets pretty serious, but the music video harkens back to the hijinks of their music video for “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs.”
“Bishops Knife Trick” starts with the two llama monsters (the unofficial symbols of the whole M A N I A era) performing onstage. But just as the song gets going, frontman-turned-director Patrick Stump yells “Cut!” and throws a fit. He continues to act like an enraged bully throughout the video, never quite satisfied with llamas’ performance. The rest of the band take a backseat as Patrick freaks out and eventually takes over as the pianist and singer.
Fans of the band will notice plenty of “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” references throughout the video, too. As the chimpanzees once complained back in 2007, “Yo. This band is WACK.” The false start, director’s outfit, and more match up. Is this Infinity On High, or is it M A N I A?
Check out the video for “Bishops Knife Trick” below:
Fall Out Boy just released their 7th album, M A N I A, last January. After lead single “Young And Menace” in April 2017, we’ve also gotten videos for “Champion,” “The Last Of The Real Ones,” “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T,” “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes),” and, most recently, “Church.” Now with the video for “Bishops Knife Trick,” there are only three songs left on the album waiting to see the video treatment. This may end up being like Save Rock And Roll – a music video for each song.