News, news and more news! Fall Out Boy released new single “Young And Menace” this afternoon to accompany the announcement regarding their upcoming seventh studio album M A N I A, scheduled to hit shelves September 15.
Fall Out Boy also published a music video for “Young And Menace”
In a statement about the track, bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz says, “It’s hard to rationalize rage – it’s hard to quantify anxiety… this song does neither, it embraces the wave…”. Regarding the music video, Wentz says, “The concept is the idea of a movie like Elf, where he realizes maybe he isn’t an elf after all, but ours has less comedic elements and more real world implication.”
This isn’t the first time Fall Out Boy (or fans) has realized that they’re not what they thought they were. A band that broke onto the scene with abnormally long song titles and generation-defining pop punk traded such to save rock and roll and now transition into futuristic electronics.
Fall Out Boy will also embark on a North American tour this fall. Proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to the Fall Out Boy Fund. The band visits the southeast, Charlotte and Atlanta, on November 3 and 4, respectively.