Fall Out Boy Borrow From Britney for Pop-Frankenstein Single ‘Young + Menace’
M A N I A now boasts an identifiable sound: Fall Out Boy borrowing from Britney Spears and soaking the product in unhinged dubstep.
FOB, whose most recent album dropped in 2015, announced their seventh LP today (April 27), which is slated for a September release. And the band coupled the good news with the release of "Young and Menace," a pop-Frankenstein of sorts that includes a mention of "Oops!...I Did it Again" so conspicuous you'll be sure Y2K is back for a second round.
"I've lived so much life, lived so much life / I think that god is gonna have to kill me twice," Patrick Stump menacingly croons in a pre-chorus that swells into reckless bombast. And the chorus' evolution features more swirling synth and effects than you'll know what to do with.
Bassist Pete Wentz tweeted that the corresponding video — which follows a troubled child in a fantasy land inhabited by mascot-looking creatures — is emblematic of true M A N I A.
"It’s hard to rationalize rage – it’s hard to quantify anxiety...this song does neither, it embraces the wave," he noted.
The group also announced a Fall 2017 North American tour — check out the full lineup of dates below:
10/20 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/21 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
10/22 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
10/24 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
10/25 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
10/27 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10/28 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
10/29 Boston, MA - TD Garden
11/02 Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
11/03 Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
11/04 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
11/05 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
11/07 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
11/08 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
11/10 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
11/12 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
11/14 Oakland, CA - Oracle Center
11/15 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
11/17 Inglewood, CA - The Forum
11/18 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
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