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Fall Out Boy’s ‘Lake Effect Kid’ EP Will Contain “A Really New Song”

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 1 August 2018 at 10.43

Not a drill- new Fall Out Boy music is incoming.

More details about Fall Out Boy's forthcoming 'Lake Effect Kid' EP have come to light! Speaking to ABC radio, Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz has talked candidly about the upcoming release for the first time.

Pete teased the release of the 'Lake Effect Kid' EP on twitter last month, and since that fated tweet we heard pretty much nothing about the release.

That ends here though with Pete opening up about the release, confirming Fall Out Boy are "just about done" with the EP, and are aiming for a release around their huge hometown show at Chicago's Wrigley Field on September 08. 

For the uninitiated, 'Lake Effect Kid' is a demo, released by Fall Out Boy in 2008 through Pete's label Decaycance as a part of the band's 'CitizensFOB Mixtape: Welcome To The New Administration'. The release of the mixtape in 2008 was part of a viral marketing campaign, designed to build hype for the band's album 'Folie À Deux'.

Speaking about the content of the 2018 version of 'Lake Effect Kid', Pete confirms that it will (obviously) include a full, studio version of the 'Lake Effect Kid' demo. But most excitingly, he also confirms the EP will include a "semi-new song" and a "really new song".

While there's still no official release date for the 'Lake Effect Kid' EP, a release around Fall Out Boy's largest hometown does make sense, given the significance of the title to their hometown- with 'lake effect' being indicitive of a weather pattern in Chicago. Pete has also confirmed of the EP's title "it's a very Chicago-based idea". 

Fall Out Boy are kicking off their US arena tour at the end of this month, with their hometown Chicago show taking place at Wrigley Field on September 08.

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