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Patrick Stump: “I Have No Idea What Fall Out Boy Will Sound Like Next”

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Rock Sound 20 November 2019 at 12.43


In case you somehow missed the big news, Fall Out Boy released their latest album 'Believers Never Die: Volume Two' last week - a tribute to their music and career after returning from hiatus in 2013. 

The album features the best of the best from their three albums post-hiatus, plus two new tracks, 'Dear Future Self (Hands Up)' and 'Bob Dylan'. We caught up with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz to talk through 'Believers Never Die: Volume Two', and what's in store for the future.

Listen to Fall Out Boy's brand new greatest hits album 'Believers Never Die: Volume Two' below:

“I’ll turn in 30 demos that I’ve been working on, and I’ll be sure, ‘These three are the ones!’” explained Patrick about the two new tracks on 'Believers Never Die: Volume Two'. “And then there’s one I forgot I wrote, and people are like ‘That’s the one!’ It’s always a surprise to me. ‘Bob Dylan’ is an update on a song that was left off of ‘American Beauty/ American Psycho’. When our manager played it for me, I was like, ‘Oh, I didn’t remember that one’. It was really nice to re-experience that.”

“And with ‘Dear Future Self (Hands Up)’, at this point we’ve shown our audience and each other that we really like experimenting. We’re probably a pop band, but we’re a really experimental pop band. I loved The Fugees as a kid, so if I get a chance to work with Wyclef Jean? Why not! I love that it’s such a weird, strange song. I didn’t know if people would like it, and didn’t mind one way or the other, but was just enjoying it. I think that’s the way art should be, anyway.”

And as for what’s coming next in the world of new Fall Out Boy music? “I have no idea what Fall Out Boy will sound like next, and I’m probably going to write it,” chuckled Patrick. “We’ll see, I guess!”

“We need something that’s going to shift the perspective a little bit,” concluded Pete. “Whether that’s scoring a movie or something, I don’t really know. We need something that shakes things up, but it has to be authentic - it has to feel like there’s a purpose to all this. In a world of complete inauthenticity, this is the time to be the most authentic, to double down.”

So there you have it. Fall Out Boy just plugged in to save rock ‘n’ roll... and rock ‘n’ roll ended up saving them.

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