Do you remember when Fall Out Boy practically ruled the Top 40 charts in 2006? They just may rule it in 2013, at least that’s what’s expected now that the band has decided to reunite. The reunion will bring forth an upcoming new album. This is huge news for Fall Out Boy fans, who have been waiting for a new album since their 2008 release “Folie á Deux”.
Perhaps the band will make this announcement on their upcoming appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 13. The band seems to be quick with making moves after word got around on the Internet that they may reunite. The Top 40 group already put out a video for their new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”. From that signature long title, it’s assumed that fans can expect a familiar homecoming for Fall Out Boy. This single comes with the news that the boys will embark on a tour as well which will last all the way through the summer.
The new single shows a maturity from the band. While it still may be that poppy sound that had them rise to the charts from 2005 to 2008, the overall sound has a little more grit to it.
The new album is said to be released on May 6, and will have the short title of “Save Rock and Roll”. When the members decided to take a “hiatus” a few years ago, it was assumed that lead singer Patrick Stump’s need to go solo created bad blood, especially with guitarist Pete Wentz, who rose to fame. Although that was never confirmed Stump spoke to Vulture in 2011 about why the band took a hiatus having said:
“It’s very strange when it’s expected that you be monogamous with that band for the rest of your life. Andy Hurley is a metal drummer, first and foremost, and it was really awkward for him to think that he’d never play metal again. It was awkward for me to never sing R&B music again or to never play drums myself.”
On Fall Out Boy’s official site, fans can see a message from the guys on why they decided to take so much time off:
“When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. its why we started fall out boy in the first place. this isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. we needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us.”
Are you excited about Fall Out Boy’s return to music?
Check out their new single: