Fall Out Boy Talk New Single "Uma Thurman," 'Munsters' Sample
"Uma Thurman" was one of the first songs released to fans before the album dropped on January 16. The Chicago-based pop-rockers will be pushing the tune to radio next week, and they drop by Top 20 Countdown tomorrow for a guest appearance at 9/8c! Watch a web-exclusive video of Fall Out Boy chatting about the single with Fuse host Esteban Serrano above.
"Uma Thurman's badass, you know what i'm saying?" says bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz. "The characters she plays, especially in Kill Bill, is this empowered and awesome woman. Writing about that seemed kinda epic."
The single also samples the theme song from the cult-hit TV show The Munsters–one of the many notable samples on American Beauty / American Psycho. The album's lead song, the Platinum hit "Centuries," features a heavy sample of Susanne Vega's "Tom's Diner," while the Munsters guitar riff in "Uma Thurman" makes for a groovy vibe.
"I don't know how many bands can sample The Munsters theme and then sing about Uma Thurman," Wentz puts plainly.