Emo rockers Fall Out Boy have announced that they will be releasing a new album in 2017. The record, titled ‘M A N I A’, is set to be the bands seventh studio album, and follows 2015’s ‘American Beauty / American Psycho’.
Fall Out Boy are one of the most popular acts from the mid 2000s US emo scene. The band went from relative obscurity to one of the most popular bands on the planet, when they released their break out record ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ in 2005.
The band have since released three number one albums in the US, their last coming in the form of 2015’s ‘American Beauty / American Psycho’, which topped the charts in early 2015. ‘American Beauty / American Psycho’ was supported by the hit singles ‘Centuries’, ‘Uma Thurman’ and ‘Irresistible’, and has since been certified platinum in the US.
After releasing a series of mysterious social media posts last week, the band have now dropped a brand new single titled ‘Young and Menace’. They have also announced that a new album is on the way.
Speaking to NME, bassist Pete Wentz said of the upcoming record: “We weren’t planning on really writing new music at the time,” “It felt like we should do this thing together and tried to make a body of work around it. It’s weird because once we said ‘this is a song that feels like maybe it’s not a direct-to-radio-song, but it feels like it could be culturally important’ it freed us. Then it was like ‘let’s just make this song the best version of itself it could be’.”
He added: “There was a more extreme version of the song. We were like ‘is that hard – is that easy?’ For the last chorus it’s pretty extreme, and there was a version that was pretty much all of that, and we needed to reign it in. Honestly, because we were like ‘Wow, this is so chaotic’. It sounded like a 1990’s modem. It didn’t even sound like music. So we reigned it in from there.”
‘M A N I A’ is due to be released on September 15 via Island Records.