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Pete Wentz Has Cited ‘Hey Ya!’ By Outkast As The Inspiration Behind Fall Out Boy’s Latest Single

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 3 October 2019 at 11.14

Shake it like... an ice-cream?

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has revealed where he and the lads drew inspiration from when it came to writing their latest single 'Dear Future Self (Hands Up)' which features Wyclef Jean.

Speaking to, Pete shared “The song that we’re always in search of, to me, is ‘Hey Ya!'. That’s the song. It’s like this perfect song because it’s weird and you’ve never heard something like that before, but at the same time it feels like, warm and fuzzy, because it feels like something you have known. That’s what we’re on the search for.” 

He continued, “We talked to Wyclef about that, and this is the song he came up with... It’s got kind of a ska undertone to it, it’s a weird song. It works for Fall Out Boy and Wyclef together, which seems like it would never work on paper in a million years.” 

'Dear Future Self (Hands Up)' is the first of two brand new tracks set to feature on Fall Out Boy's upcoming greatest hits album 'Believers Never Die: Volume Two'. Check it out below:

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