For the last week, Fall Out Boy has been teasing fans with cryptic strings of addresses, images, gifs and video clips on social media. They finally announced yesterday that a big announcement would be made at 12 p.m. today. And boy was is it a big announcement!
Fall Out Boy announced not one, but THREE things. That’s right, they dropped a triple bomb! The band released a brand new single titled “Young and Menace,” which samples some of the title lyrics from Brittany Spears’ “Oops!…I Did It Again“–I kid you not, but it somehow works. The single is incredibly different even from what we heard on American Beauty/American Psycho. I imagine that most fans are losing it over that fact, and not in the good way. But you know what? I still like it. I think that dropping a new single that’s so different from past FOB music is a great way to stir up curiosity (and publicity) about how the new album will sound. The band also released a (very trippy) music video for the new single.
And yes, you read that right!! Announcement part two is the upcoming release of Fall Out Boy’s 7th studio album, titled Mania, to be released September 15. I never thought I’d ever say this, but I can’t wait for it to be September!
And announcement part three is almost better than part two: Fall Out Boy is going to be doing a tour!! I haven’t ever seen these guys perform so I’m definitely going to try and make it up to the Philly stop. For more info and ticket purchasing, click here.
Fall Out Boy fans, what did you guys think of the new single and music video? How excited (or not) are you for Mania? And who else is already planning to see these guys on the tour? Let me know in the comments below! (Rhyme unintended.)
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