Fall Out Boy are currently gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album ‘M A N I A’, after announcing earlier this week that they were working on a collection of new material in a surprise to fans.
Also launching their new single ‘Young And Menace’, the group proved that they can change and evolve time and time again, never failing to slot into more than one musical genre and refusing to be encased by usual genre boundaries.
Speaking to NME, band member Pete Wentz said: “The album is not finished. We’re about halfway done. But songs like ‘Young And Menace’ are the furthest left, like you know – the wildest part of the album. The song will make sense on the album and the album is like – we’ve updated the software since the last album, so I think the album will sound different to people.”
They added: “People are always asking us to respond on what’s going on in the world and in America, and we’ve never been one of those bands that shoved our views down people’s throats, but I think everyone kinda knows our political views. I think the personal and the political are so intensely tied now. I think that like it starts out like a euphoric feeling and then it kinda tidal waves into people not sleeping, manic behaviour, and violence. And I think that’s where we are, you know.”
It’s good to hear that this record may be the band’s most personal yet. With such a wealth of material in their past, some fans may have worried that they had nothing else left to say. That’s clearly not the case, and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their sleeves.
‘M A N I A’ is scheduled for release on September 15, 2017.