Fall Out Boy releases new music
BY AMANDA KOCHANOWSKI
Fans of Fall Out Boy rejoice, as the band has released, yet another album. After an eight year break, the group got back together to release “Save Rock and Roll” in 2013. With the success of their first return, they are at it again.
On Jan. 20, the alternative group released “American Beauty/American Psycho.” The record includes 11 songs and was released under Island Records. This marks the band’s sixth album.
Lead single “Centuries” took over both alternative and pop stations with its debut in September of 2014, where the song peaked at No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 just one week before the album’s release date. What listeners may not know is that the track samples Suzanne Vega’s hit “Tom’s Diner.” The catchy beginning beat first appeared in 1987 and gets some electric infusion for 2014 due to re-recording by singer Lolo.
“Immortals” is another tune fans will recognize, due to its role on the soundtrack of Disney’s animated film “Big Hero 6.” The song has many pop elements, but still contains that special something that makes it undeniably Fall Out Boy. Whether it is the vocals, lyrics or echoing, the song is sure to be a favorite for long-time fans and first-time listeners.
The band has managed to keep their classic alternative sound similar for over a decade. However, they have stepped it up a level for their newest release. Fans will love the way the new tracks sound like their old favorites, but will also appreciate the addition of a more modern pop-rock sound.
Fall Out Boy will return to the stage this summer with co-headliner Wiz Khalifa on The Boys of Zummer Tour. They are set to play in Clarkston at the DTE Energy Music Theater on July 10. Tickets went on sale Jan. 23, and will sell out fast. The group will also promote their new album across the United Kingdom on their American Beauty/ American Psycho UK Tour starting in October.
“American Beauty/American Psycho” is available now on iTunes. For more information about anything concerning Fall Out Boy, visit their website at falloutboy.com.