New Year = New Fall Out Boy
For as many songs like “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” and “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”, Fall Out Boy is not going away anytime soon, especially with the release of their sixth studio release album American Beauty/ American Psycho. The release has been teased since early September with the release of the first single, “Centuries” and let me tell you, I’ve been dying to hear it ever since.
With 4 singles following from the preceding months to now, even one of them, “Immortals,” being featured on Disney’s Big Hero 6, the band shows off a range of different styles from classic Americana anthems to pop punk to rock alternative.
The album sends a message about the disparities we experience in our lives and how we coexist with them. Proving that they’ll be around for a while no matter what is “Centuries,” and the album’s title track, both of which show us how absolutely crazy love is and that FOB is not afraid to make a statement.
There’re a lot of interesting musical innovations that the band plays with in this album. There’s a lot of sampling and layering that makes for great concert and headphone-listening, along with subtly charged lyrics of failed romance and excitement that do not at all come off as shallow or mainstream.
The album contains a really powerful anthem-esque set of songs and personally, I think it’s the best we’ve seen from Fall Out Boy yet. I really appreciate how the band is able to keep changing their sound and their image. Check out the new album on Spotify here and enjoy!
I’ll be here… listening to it on repeat… until their next album rolls around. #favoriterecord
(They’re also touring for American Beauty/ American Psycho through August in the US. You can also catch them on The Boys of Zummer Tour with Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen. Click here for more tour information.)