Fall Out Boy have announced their comeback with a TON of exciting news for fans seemingly out of nowhere. Catch your breath...and read all the deets below.
First off, the group have released a comeback single that feels like a proper return to form. The rockers are known for their long, and somewhat confusing, song titles ("Our Lawyers Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" anyone?) so titling the above new single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" feels more than appropriate.
"Light" is a hard-rocking, punk track that sees lead singer Patrick Stump stepping up his vocal game to almost screamo-like wails. But there is an anthemic, shouting hook giving the song that catchiness and mainstream appeal that made Fall Out Boy an ubiquitous musical presence. The group seems to have a major rap star rooting for them in their comeback with rapper 2 Chainz appearing in the accompanying video for the new track!
It's the first single from the band's upcoming album Save Rock and Roll, set for release May 7, and their first album since 2008's Folie A Deux.
But what about rock and roll needed saving? Pete Wentz told radio station B96 of the title, "Rock and roll to me represents an attitude. It represents something inside you. That’s why we got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to be in the band...We just wanted to do something that was fun and dangerous for us."
The band released a joint statement proclaiming that despite what everyone will say, this isn't a reunion:
“When we were kids, the only thing that got us through most days was music. It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save Rock And Roll...”
Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley are ALSO hitting the road together to celebrate the album with the SAVE ROCK AND ROLL Tour. After warm-up shows this week in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles clubs, the group will embark on a proper 6-week tour kicking off May 14 in Milwaukee through June 30. Check the band's website for full tour dates and welcome back, guys.