It’s been a minute since Fall Out Boy released any music. Their last album, American Beauty / American Psycho, came out in January 2015, and launched singles like “Uma Thurman,” “Centuries,” “Irresistible,” and its title track. The band has been quiet for the last year, releasing only a cryptic short film called “Bloom” last September. Now, Fall Out Boy makes their grand return with “Young And Menace,” the first track from their upcoming album, M A N I A, out September 15th.
Fall Out Boy explores new territory on “Young And Menace,” trying out dubstep drops and altered vocals. The verses are low and haunting, then the chorus explodes, transforming dream into nightmare. Astute listeners will notice Patrick Stump quotes Britney Spears’ famous “Oops!… I Did It Again” lyrics.
The video stars a kid living with what seems to be a pair of llama parents. Llama parents? You read that right. After finding a magazine, she confronts her llama parents. They fight and the girl runs away, and she ends up wandering the streets, lost and struggling to find help. Eventually, she stumbles upon a Fall Out Boy show. The full band plays through “Young And Menace” against a glowing purple backdrop. The girl returns home, but where is home?
Will the M A N I A songs all get the video treatment they way Save Rock And Roll did? It sure seems that the “Young And Menace” video is setting up a larger story.
While you mull that over, check out the song and video below:
Bassist and main lyricist Pete Wentz had this to say about the new music:
The gentle pull of a tide that rolls over and over again and by the sheer nature of its essence it becomes an indestructible will- ripping out sand- eroding what was before it- without a care… a transformational monster-becoming the madness and frenzy of a truly bulletproof wave. I’m not just here for your love, I’m here for all of the love. An overdose of dopamine- we are living inside of M A N I A right now. the never sleeping, never blinking- caught forever in the sunshine riptide.
M A N I A won’t be out until September 15th, but you can pre-order the album on Fall Out Boy’s official site now. They’re offering a few different vinyl and CD bundles, and for a limited time (through this April 30th), they’re all on sale. Furthermore, if you pre-order this weekend, you’ll get a special code for their upcoming tour.
Speaking of the tour: Fall Out Boy will trek across the US and Canada this October and November. Ticket pre-order starts Monday, May 1st. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, May 5th. Check out all dates below:
|October 20||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|October 21||Saint Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|October 22||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|October 24||Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena|
|October 25||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|October 27||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|October 28||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|October 29||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|November 2||Fairfax, VA||EagleBank Arena|
|November 3||Charlotte, NC||Spectrum Center|
|November 4||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|November 5||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena|
|November 7||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|November 8||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|November 10||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|November 12||Seattle, WA||KeyArena|
|November 14||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|November 15||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena|
|November 17||Inglewood, CA||The Forum|
|November 18||Phoenix, AZ||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
Additional tour dates for the rest of the world will likely be announced soon.
While we wait for the M A N I A and the tour, Fall Out Boy promises “many surprises before then” to look forward to. In addition to learning the album’s full 10-song tracklisting, we will probably get at least one more song. For now, keep watching “Young And Menace” above, and be sure to stream it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes. Also remember to pre-order M A N I A soon! Keep checking back here for all the latest Fall Out Boy music news.