November 15, 2017


Fall Out Boy Drop Surprise New Single and Video 'Hold Me Tight or Don't'

Fall Out Boy surprised their fans today with not only a new song, but a brightly-hued music video to go with it. The alt-rockers dropped "Hold Me Tight or Don't" Wednesday morning without warning, giving their fans another taste of what this era sounds like for the GRAMMY-nominated pop-punk outfit.

The clip sees the men of FOB rocking out to their especially poppy new tune at a Día de los Muertos celebration earlier this year. While the four members obviously grab their fair share of time on camera, the best parts of the video come via those celebrating the Mexican holiday all around them. The costumes and the makeup are on-point, but sadly, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley don’t actually dress up themselves, which would have made the video even more exciting.

The visual treatment was directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Soria, who have previously worked on videos for Fall Out Boy singles "Uma Thurman" and "Irresistible," as well as clips for the likes of Panic! At The Disco ("Death of a Bachelor”" and "This Is Gospel") and Train ("Angel in Blue Jeans").

The band is gearing up to release their seventh album Mania, which is slated to drop in January. "Hold Me Tight or Don't" is the fourth single to be shared from the record, which also features songs like “Young and Menace,” “Champion,” and most recently, “The Last of the Real Ones.”

Since Mania won't be out for a few months, throw it back to 2007 when FOB was still taking pop-punk to the top of the charts.