New Fall Out Boy?

After an extensive year of shows, new music and being featured in a Disney film. Chicago based Fall Out Boy is already working on new material, as well as their new album due out sometime in early 2015 according to the band’s bassist Pete Wentz.

While they haven’t released much more than a few hints about the track via their social media, fans are already speculating what it can be. The band known for their secrecy in the last year, especially since they released a single, announced an album and tour all within a few months of each other. Fans are blowing up social media about what the band has planned for Monday, the Fall Out Boy hashtag on twitter has speculation on what it could be.

The single according to the band via twitter and instagram is due to be out Monday November 24 at 7:30 GMT. The song will be on BBC radio 1 during the Zane Lowe show, they did mention the song will be a follow up to “Centuries” which premiered earlier this year. There is speculation the band will be following the same route they did with “Save Rock n Roll,” which they released all 12 tracks with music videos that ended up being a small film.

Till Monday most fans won’t know, but knowing Fall Out Boy they’ll be dropping small hints through the weekend for fans. “Centuries” and “Save Rock n Roll” is available on iTunes. And the band’s newest song “Immortals” can be heard in the Disney film “Big Hero 6” out now nationwide.

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Fall Out Boy go Roman in Centuries Video

So what do you after you Save Rock n Roll and appease Elton John? Well if you’re Fall Out Boy you release a new video for your new song. After dropping the ending theme for Disney’s “Big Hero Six” Fall Out Boy comes back with the long awaited video for “Centuries”

The video itself takes place in ancient Rome (or Fall Out Boy’s version at least) where we see all four members tied up and waiting in carts. Dressed clearly as gladiators they are being carted off much like Russell Crowe to face their death in the colosseum so it seems. Prior to this we see them approached by a mysterious man who hands them each small objects.

They go into the area and begin a battle which is very much a reminder of Goliath from the bible, and while the ending shouldn’t be spoiled the viewer can decide that Fall Out Boy wins. But during this we see so much CGI and so many shots of this faux Rome they have created and so little of Fall Out Boy the video is just campy and bad. Fortunately, the song itself is good and can do without a video, which is a far cry from the group that turned Brendan Urie into a vampire and Courtney Love into a badass rebel leader.

The video is strange and doesn’t tie in visuals with the song itself, and nothing about this strange gladiator theme seems to match with what they are singing. Fall Out Boy attempts to take the video to make it into a small mini movie, but it fails to do that. Unlike the Save Rock and Roll videos which created a cohesive piece, this is just a sad attempt to capture that.

While the song is extremely catchy the video itself left a lot to be desired, it was CGI heavy and just all around strange. It felt less like the established Fall Out Boy and more like a newcomer who was given a fairly good budget. The video left a lot to be desired and unlike the hyperlapse version first released, this video was just a departure from the classic band we all know. Once they exit the ring, Fall Out Boy should go back to basics and go back to what they do best, which is no CGI and them causing trouble.

Fall Out Boy brings a big hero sound to Big Hero 6

After a particularly successful month with the release of “Centuries” Chicago’s Fall Out Boy returns with “Immortals” the first song to come from Disney’s next release “Big Hero 6”.

“Immortals” is a complete departure from “Centuries” and even their last record release. The opening beat of the song is reminiscent of something you’d hear in a club. Something almost like a hip hop beat that drops into a strong vocals led by lead singer Patrick Stump. The song begins a transformation about a minute in and you can hear a distinct Fall Out Boy sound, but it still retains the electronic beat from the beginning.

Stump croons “we can be immortals…” on a backdrop of electronic beats that weave in and out on a rock beat and a prominent bass drum that leads through the whole song. Though due to this electronic beat that runs in and out of the chorus line, unlike many other Fall Out Boy songs you don’t have that feature of the instruments that many fans have become accustomed to. This is a huge departure from the early days of Fall Out Boy and it is a more grown up and edgier sound for the band. Though nonetheless they still retain their image of who they are and the music is still very much Fall Out Boy.

“Immortals” is available on iTunes now for download, though the band has mentioned that if it isn’t it can be found sometime next week. More information about Disney’s “Big Hero 6” can be found on Disney’s website and the movie will be hitting theaters on November 7.